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Audit cites weaknesses at Dept. of Public Safety

4 years 9 months 1 week ago Monday, November 10 2014 Nov 10, 2014 November 10, 2014 10:46 AM November 10, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Department of Public Safety says it has taken steps to address problems recounted in a new state audit.

The problems include a lack of financial controls that led to misappropriation of more than $69,000 by three Office of Motor Vehicle employees who were fired and arrested. Also, the audit found there were inadequate technology controls in a system that processed more than $700 million in revenue from riverboat casinos and motor vehicle offices.

That posed the potential for improper reporting of revenue and unauthorized access to confidential data - although the audit found no instances in which that had happened.

In a response, department undersecretary Jill Boudreaux outlined technological and policy changes aimed at correcting the problems.

The financial review was for the year that ended June 30.

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