Iowa Transportation Department audit shows scope of alleged theft

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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — An investigation of Iowa Department of Transportation records revealed more than $580,000 of uncollected rent, improper disbursements and money diverted to personal bank accounts of a longtime DOT property management employee, the state auditor said Monday.

Auditor David Vaudt's report harshly criticizes the lack of administrative oversight for property management employees and suggests numerous changes to protect public funds. The audit looked at the span of January 1994 to July 2011.

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