Columbus – The following statement can be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the announcement today of the indictment of two former employees of the Village of Arlington Heights on charges of embezzling more than $262,000 from the mayor’s court.
“Village officials brought this theft to light and the Special Investigation and Special Audit units in the Auditor of State’s office have worked hard for the past two years to support these indictments,” Auditor Yost said. “I congratulate them and the staff in County Prosecutor Deters’ office for protecting the public purse.”
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,600 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.