Friday, March 1, 2013

Fraud discovered in the Town of Inglis

On February 15, 2013 the Town Hall of Inglis contacted Chief Steve Dixon (Inglis Police Department) reporting potential fraud from within the city accounts payable division. Chief Dixon requested the investigative assistance of Levy County Sheriff's Office.


A forensic audit was conducted by auditors from Beauchamp & Edwards CPA Firm who discovered approximately $23,290.00 of undocumented charges to the towns credit card account. Investigators with LCSO working with the auditors discovered that town employee Sandra Lambert had been charging personal business to the town charge account beginning in September 2009. Ms. Lambert spoke to Investigator Jay Crooms and admitted that she was responsible for the charges. Investigator Crooms has filed the criminal charge of "scheme to defraud" with the 8th Judicial State Attorneys Office in Bronson.

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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