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Pima County Joint Technical Education District—Misuse of Public Monies


As part of its responsibility to prevent and detect fraud, the Pima County Joint Technical Education District (District) took appropriate action and reported suspected fraud to the Pima County Sheriff’s Office, which requested that the Office of the Auditor General investigate allegations of financial misconduct by a former District account services manager. Our investigation revealed that from March through August 2016, the employee failed to deposit in District accounts $12,321 of cash he received that was collected from District students, parents, and other individuals. He also manipulated District records and may have forged a District deposit form to conceal his actions. We have submitted our report to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for appropriate action.