Entries by Michelle Willard

Loose Financial Controls in State Ag Department Facilitated Fraud, Audit Finds

A lack of financial oversight allowed one soil conservation district employee to embezzle almost $50,000 and another district to post a shortfall of $50,000, according to an audit of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Lax money monitoring also allowed questionable grants to be awarded to the Tennessee State Fair Association and delayed inspections of food […]