Commissioners vote for an external audit for insurance claim refunds from Harvey

Victoria county commissioners voted Monday morning to pay for an additional auditor to review Harvey related expenses.

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria County commissioners voted Monday morning to pay for an additional auditor to review Harvey related expenses.

Last year, at the request of several department heads who suggested there was misappropriation of funds, a report was created. Now, an additional step was taken.

County Judge Ben Zeller explains, “Commissioners court voted 4 to 1 to have an independent outside forensic style audit of Hurricane Harvey insurance money.”

Virtus, the restoration company led an extensive report that was presented last November. 

“The court still felt it was important to incur the cost of this audit, to give our tax payers the peace of mind that that will lead to. [It will] put issues to bed from the past in order to be most successful as we prepare for future disasters,” explains Zeller. 

The cost for the forensic style audit is still unknown. Commissioners will start with hearing proposals from a variety of CPA’s to vote on who will conduct the additional review. 

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