State audit critical of Tulsa's Division of Court Services

Wednesday, November 10th 2004, 6:16 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An audit of Tulsa County's Division of Court Services says thousands of dollars in cash wasn't deposited over the past five years.

The audit by Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan says some of the cash was used to buy equipment and lunch.

The 34-page audit report was made public Tuesday. It was requested by Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris after sheriff's detectives launched an investigation into allegations of misuse of public money.

The audit says more than $43,000 in cash receipts weren't deposited in court services accounts between 1999 and this past May.

It also says more than $824,000 was paid for electronic monitoring of prisoners although there were no contracts or resolutions renewing contracts.