UTICA — Information contained in the 2008-09 audit released Tuesday by Auditor of State Dave Yost reveals as many as 40 unsupported expenditures by former Village of Utica Clerk-Treasurer William Dunlap while in office.
Credit card charges at golf courses and department stores, deposits into Dunlap’s personal bank account from checks made to the village’s income tax department, plus partial deposits from checks made from a bank escrow account with no record of a remaining cash deposit are among the items included in the audit which reports activity from Jan. 1, 2006, to Dec. 31, 2008. Unsupported expenditures in the audit total $38,815.
“It was shocking news,” Utica Mayor Larry Friesel said this morning. He estimated that Dunlap was employed by the village for 18 years, retiring in January 2009.
The findings in the state audit have been turned over to Licking County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt.
“We have the results of the audit. We are finalizing some follow-up associated with it and expect in the near future Mr. Dunlap to be charged,” said Oswalt.
A full copy of the audit can be viewed at www.auditor.state.oh.us.