Audit: Ky. sheriff has deficit, owes fiscal court

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A state audit has found that an eastern Kentucky sheriff's office made several managerial mistakes last year and ended up with a deficit of more than $100,000.

The Lexington Herald-Leader cited an auditor's report released Thursday that showed Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman also owes $277,915 to the Fiscal Court for payroll assistance.

The audit noted problems with "disallowed expenditures," exceeding salary limits and not adequately monitoring fuel purchases.

Peyman responded in the audit that he has or will address all the concerns. He said all bank statements and ledgers are now current, that he will repay $519 for some charges and that he has implemented new policies on fuel purchases. He said he is also working on the salary issue.

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