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Audit: More than $77,000 missing from Hammond landfill

9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, February 21 2017 Feb 21, 2017 February 21, 2017 6:55 AM February 21, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

HAMMOND - A state financial report says more than $77,000 is missing from a public landfill in Tangipahoa Parish, and auditors suspect a former manager of taking the money.

An audit by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office says about $49,000 in dumping fee collections are missing from the Tangipahoa Parish landfill, along with more than $27,000 in money from scrap metal sales.

The Daily Star in Hammond reports that the audit says former landfill manager Terrance Stewart may have violated laws against theft and malfeasance in office.

Stewart was placed on leave when questions arose, and he has since been fired.

Stewart is referring questions to his attorney Sherman Mack, who didn't return a message seeking comment.

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