Town of Guilford - Justice Court Accountability (2018M-248)

Issued Date
August 02, 2019

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Audit Objective

Determine whether all money held by the Justice Court are identifiable and disbursed to appropriate parties.

Key Findings

  • The Justices did not prepare monthly accountabilities or maintain sufficient records to identify outstanding balances.
  • The Court has a shortage of $370 and unidentified funds of $8,207.

Key Recommendations

The current Justice should:

  • Prepare a list of Court liabilities and compare it to reconciled bank balances.
  • Pay unidentified funds to the JCF.

The Board should:

  • Consult with legal counsel on how to rectify the $370 shortage.

Town officials agreed with our recommendations and indicated they planned to take corrective action.