State Auditor’s Office investigating possible fraudulent activity by Wheeling employee

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According to Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott, the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office is investigating possible fraudulent activity by a city employee.

The employee in question is no longer with the city.

Below is an official statement, signed by Wheeling officials:

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Mayor Glenn Elliott and City Manager Robert Herron received a telephone call from West Virginia Auditor John B. McCuskey indicating that investigators from his office had identified potential fraudulent activity by a City of Wheeling employee. As of this time, an investigation into this matter is ongoing, and the employee in question is no longer with the City. As a City Council, to a person, we are deeply troubled by the alleged conduct in question and will not be satisfied until our many questions are answered. But for now, we will have nothing further to say about this matter until such time as the Auditor’s office concludes its investigation. In the meantime, we would direct all inquiries to Cathy Price, Deputy State Auditor for Public Affairs.

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