Audit Shows Alabama Sheriff Embezzled Tax Funds For Private Use

An audit of the money spent by Sheriff Scott Walls has exposed, among other issues, his illegal use of taxpayer money essentially as a personal expense account.

According to WAFF48 News:

In the audit dated January 2012-February 2014, 13 findings of non-compliance were found.

MORE: Audit findings involving sheriff (PDF) 

On the taxpayers dime, auditors found where the sheriff’s department had purchased candy, coffee, and popcorn as well as lunches for employees and other courthouse staff.

They also found where the departments warehouse was being used for non-law enforcement purposes after discovering it contained a 1960’s Corvette, home furniture, and a tractor.

Sheriff Scott WallsAuditors found some expenditures with no public purpose including a person’s $750 property tax bill was paid and a deputy traveling to Illinois to retrieve a vehicle for a private citizen without a warrant or court order.

Auditors also found vehicle repairs for vehicles not listed on the sheriff’s or county vehicle inventory was paid for. Auditors also found where two guns were removed from the evidence room and traded with no record made as well as nine weapons that were sold or traded without a written court order.

So, obviously the sheriff is being charged with embezzlement and awaiting trial, right? Of course not, apparently the only “punishment” he is receiving is having to pay back the money he stole to hold wild coffee and popcorn parties. Sheriff Walls claims that the audit where they found all that missing candy and lunch money was “politically motivated.” However, even though he disputes the exact amount he stole, he has admitted to owing (and payed back) $385. Normally when someone defrauds their employer and steals property they would face charges, plus be liable to pay back what they stole. Sounds like he is right that there’s political motives involved.

Get more knowledge at the CB Library
Get more knowledge at the CB Library

WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

EPN

1861 Original Military Civil War Us Army 18th Ny Infantry Band Conductor's Baton picture
1861 Original Military Civil War Us Army 18th Ny Infantry Band Conductor's Baton
$9900.0


Rat Tailed Spud, Scepter, Baton, Mace, Colbert County, Alabama, With Coa picture
Rat Tailed Spud, Scepter, Baton, Mace, Colbert County, Alabama, With Coa
$7000.0


Ferrari Factory 60th Anniversary Relay Baton #103/500 Spectacular picture
Ferrari Factory 60th Anniversary Relay Baton #103/500 Spectacular
$5699.0


War Of The Worlds Tv Series Battle Baton And Tomahawk picture
War Of The Worlds Tv Series Battle Baton And Tomahawk
$1595.0


14k Gold Conductors Ceremonial Baton Stiiftungsfest Mn 1893 Dedication Engraved  picture
14k Gold Conductors Ceremonial Baton Stiiftungsfest Mn 1893 Dedication Engraved
$1245.11


Kelly W. Patterson

a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, who’s been very active in local grassroots activism, as well as on a national level during his extensive travels. He’s also the founder/main contributor of Nevada CopBlock, Editor/contributor at CopBlock.org and designed the Official CopBlock Press Passes.
____________________________________________________________________________
If you appreciate Kelly’s contributions to CopBlock, consider donating to the CopBlock Network and/or visiting the CopBlock Store.
____________________________________________________________________________
Connect with Kelly at these social networks; Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.