Town of Carrollton – Justice Court Operations (2018M-21)

Issued Date
May 11, 2018

Audit Objective

Determine whether Justice Court (Court) fines and fees were properly accounted for.

Key Findings

  • The Justices' cash balances exceeded known liabilities by a combined total of approximately $6,340 as of October 12, 2017, and Court officials were unable to determine the composition of these excess balances.
  • The Justices' bail reports included bail for 18 individuals totaling $7,150 that could not be traced to any open or closed cases during our audit period.
  • The Board did not conduct the required annual examination of Court records or contract with an independent public accountant for an audit.

Key Recommendations

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and accountabilities. Investigate and resolve any differences.
  • Routinely generate current pending bail reports and reconcile to bank balances.
  • Examine Court records or retain an independent public accountant to perform an annual audit.