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Marlin: Hundreds of thousands may be missing from city accounts

A forensic auditor sought by the City of Marlin found discrepancies within the city's finances.
A forensic auditor sought by the City of Marlin found discrepancies within the city's finances.(KWTX)
Published: Nov. 2, 2019 at 1:45 PM CDT
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Marlin leaders say they plan to arrange for a forensic audit after finding discrepancies that suggest that hundreds of thousands of dollars may be missing from city accounts.

The FBI has also been asked to help in the investigation.

City officials held a news conference Saturday to discuss the discrepancies.

The city took in about $9 million in revenue in 2017 and 2018.

Officials say an auditor found two pages of voided checks, deleted accounts, and name changes on accounts.

The activity occurred days before an audit on Oct. 30, officials said.

Vikki Grimes, the finance director, resigned before the city received the audit results.

Officials say that they have asked Grimes to not return for her final two weeks.

Officials say they are looking for a replacement.

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