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‘Unexpected’ fuel card turns up during fraud probe

COLFAX — The State Auditor’s Office released a report June 13 on an investigation into the Port of Whitman County.

According to the auditor’s report, the investigation resulted from an inconsistency noticed during a company fuel card reconciliation in May 2021.

The report states that during the reconciliation, Port officials found that purchases on company fuel cards did not align with company vehicle use in the previous year, and the amount of fuel purchased could not be justified by company vehicle use alone.

Following the discovery of the discrepancy, the Port’s finance director requested a...


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