Hous­ing au­thor­ity ini­ti­ates au­dit af­ter theft sus­pi­cion

The Covington News - - NEWS - JACKIE GUTKNECHT jgutknecht@cov­news.com

The City of Cov­ing­ton Hous­ing Au­thor­ity is un­der­go­ing an au­dit of its fi­nan­cial depart­ment af­ter a theft by an em­ployee was sus­pected, ac­cord­ing to a Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment (CPD) in­ci­dent re­port.

Greg Wil­liams, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the hous­ing au­thor­ity, filed the re­port with CPD Cap­tain Philip Brad­ford Oct. 26. The al­leged theft oc­curred be­tween Jan­uary 2015 and Septem­ber 2016.

“It is un­known at this time the to­tal amount,” Brad­ford re­ported. The au­dit should help de­ter­mine the ex­act to­tal, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

“There is an in­ves­ti­ga­tion un­der­way so I am not at lib­erty to dis­cuss any de­tails, Wil­liams told The News Fri­day. “I would re­fer you to [CPD] Chief [Stacey] Cot­ton. I be­lieve that it is be­ing turned over to the GBI.”

Cot­ton said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is at the pre­lim­i­nary stages and he could not pro­vide any other in­for­ma­tion. He con­firmed that the GBI has been con­tacted to as­sist in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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