Audit questions Pardon and Parole Board expenditures

Saturday, November 5th 2005, 12:19 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A new state audit questions expenditures at the state Pardon and Parole Board.

State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan says the expenditures show a violation of the public's trust by the agency's fired business manager.

The audit questions purchases totaling almost 16-hundred dollars for candy, pop, Christmas decorations, plants, silk flowers, smiling elephants, treasure chests and other ornaments and decorations.

The audit's summary says the former business manager destroyed records without authorization. The audit did not identify the business manager, but McMahan says her name was Darlene Whaley.

McMahan says the audit has been turned over to Attorney General Drew Edmondson's office to see if laws were violated.