An improper reimbursement check and purchase of gift cards outside state regulations made up the last $977, according to the state auditor.
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Dave Taylor, deputy superintendent for all of the DECA schools, said last year that DECA officials learned of the illegal spending in January 2017, immediately moved for termination and self-reported the issue.
“This is not in line with our values or the kind of people we are as an organization,” Taylor said in 2018, adding that the schools have changed financial procedures to close loopholes. “It’s incredibly frustrating. Our top priorities were to make sure the public’s money was restored, and we have been made whole in that way.”
The audit report said DECA received a $42,957 payment from its employee dishonesty insurance policy, $238 from Shoemaker and a $1,530 donation to cover the total amount.
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