(A press release from the state auditor's office.)
A state audit released Friday faulted the Easton Housing Authority for poor management in the areas of oversight, credit card use, expense reimbursement, tenant selection and vacancy turnover.
"When taken together, the many faults we uncovered at the Easton Housing Authority call into question the previous administration's ability to properly manage resources to benefit the lives of the residents they serve," Auditor Suzanne Bump said in a statement. "The current administration of the authority has been cooperative with our audit process and is using our findings to improve its operations."
Among other things, the audit found that 178 of 268 credit card transactions lacked documentation to justify their business nature, totaling nearly $30,000 in "unsupported purchases."
Bump's office also concluded that a tenant related to authority staff was transferred from a second-floor apartment to a first-floor apartment "outside of operating procedure."