Audit cites weaknesses at Dept. of Public Safety
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.