The report includes double travel reimbursements by the former director of the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau.
More than $6,500 in improper spending, including double travel reimbursements, by the former director of the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau was identified in an audit released by State Auditor Dave Yost.
A finding for recovery totaling $6,515 was issued against Kyrsten Walton, who repaid the amount to the bureau in October. The Auditor's Office reports Walton used the bureau credit card for travel expenses, supplies and merchandise, but either did not provide required receipts or used the card while also receiving additional reimbursement for the same expenditure, contrary to bureau policy.
Officials say the finding included $3,700 for undocumented travel-related items and $1,819 in ineligible and duplicative credit card expenditures for fuel for a personal vehicle; the remaining $996 was disallowed as purchases of alcohol or as invalid mileage reimbursement when travel had been made by airplane or rental car charged to the bureau credit card.
The audit finding will be referred to the county prosecutor.