Hickman County sheriff to repay $5,000 after audit finds questionable spending

The Hickman County Fiscal Court, with the help of County Attorney Jason Batts, added up a list of expenses the state says were questionable by Sheriff Mark Green in 2013.

It includes $1,300 in either personal purchases or work-related items Green bought but didn’t have the receipt for. Green also agreed to pay back close to $4,000 for gasoline that wasn’t accurately logged.

“So, from my figure, it’s $5,518.65,” Judge Executive Kenny Wilson said.  

“Yes, sir,” Green replied.

Wilson questioned Green about 10 phone lines the county wasn’t using, but was paying for. Green said he canceled them and now only has three active phones for his department. 

“All the 10 emergency phones are completely taken off the bill also?” Wilson asked. 

“Yes, sir,” Green said.

Green also promised to keep a closer eye on the drug fund and the procedures to withdraw money for drug busts.  The audit said Green did not maintain proper receipts. He’s now changing the policy to make sure multiple people sign off on the use of any drug fund money.

“It’s going to be two people. Everything we do from now on will have two signatures if not three, if we can get three,” Green said.

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