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Millville Fire Company’s Audit was released and then changed, why?


On May 10, 2016, Tom Wagner signed off and released the Millville Fire Company Audit and then on June 20, 2016, Tom Wagner revised and reposted the Millville Fire Company Audit. On June 23, 2016, resolution was introduced, by Rep. Danny Short, HCR 95 which passed the House on June 23, 2016. (It seems a bit odd to me that Tom Wagner changes the audit and then this resolution was introduced, all within three days of one another.) This resolution established a task force – below is a synopsis of the resolution.

Many of the Delaware Volunteer Fire Companies are for all intents and purposes self-policed as it pertains to the management of their company funds. As highlighted by the recent reports of embezzlement, the current system is vulnerable. This House Concurrent Resolution establishes a task force to examine what procedures are in place today, and to make recommendations for changes and reforms aimed at reducing the risk of embezzlement by persons in charge of these funds

Tom Wagner is a member of the Volunteer Fire Departments Financial Management Review Task Force. I do not disagree with the forming of the task force, what my issue is – here is another report that Tom Wagner has changed. Yesterday, I wrote about a petty cash investigation/audit report that had been started and a draft report was completed – Tom Wagner decided not to release the report. Now, we have the Millville Fire Company’s Audit being changed.

Below was taken from the website of the Auditor’s Office:

The Auditor of Accounts, an elected office, serves as the State of Delaware’s fiscal watchdog. As the independent auditor, the Office of Auditor of Accounts (AOA) is charged with responsibility for the State’s annual financial and federal single audits.

Who is the watchdog over the Auditor’s Office? I have tried going to Tom Wagner for answers but I just keep getting the run around.