The former clerk of a Woodbury County township, accused of misspending tens-of-thousands of dollars, stated in a letter of resignation that she was “not competent” in the position.
The letter was included in a special report released Tuesday by State Auditor Mary Mosiman.
The report focuses on actions taken by Peggy Powell, the former clerk for Grange Township, located east of Salix.:
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The audit shows nearly $36,000 in improper withdrawals came from automated teller machines.
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The review covered a period between 2006 and November 2013, when Powell resigned.
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The state auditor’s office was contacted in November after the Woodbury County Treasurer’s office attempted to electronically deposit property tax collections into the township’s bank account and found that it had been closed.
A copy of the audit was sent to the Woodbury County Attorney.