Saturday, February 6, 2010
SAN DIEGO A newly released audit shows the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office improperly withheld about $8 million in overpayments. It also repeatedly failed to fix problems in how the office is run.
The $73 thousand audit was completed in March by the New York auditing firm Kessler International. It was made public yesterday in response to a California Public Records Act request filed by The San Diego Union-Tribune.
At least two other earlier independent audits identified similar problems in the office, the newspaper reported.
Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister, who is seeking a third four-year term in June, is running unopposed so far. He declined a request by the Union-Tribune to answer questions about the audit.