RALEIGH, North Carolina (WNCN) – A report from the North Carolina State Auditor says a former Nash County school principal spent more than $ 45,000 on purchases that were not intended for school.
Jefferies improperly used his school-issued credit card on more than $ 22,000 in unauthorized purchases, according to the audit.
He also used his school vehicle for personal travel and spent over $ 19,000 on unauthorized travel expenses.
The auditor says the school board should ask Jefferies to reimburse them for these expenses, which the district says they plan to do.
A school district lawyer says they plan to get the money back and released a statement detailing changes made by the system since the incident.
As part of these changes, the current Nash County superintendent does not have a school-issued credit card or vehicle.
Another change is to reduce the individual transaction limit for acquisition cards from $ 75,000 to
$ 1,000 and reducing the monthly spending limit from $ 75,000 or $ 100,000 to $ 5,000 per month.
here is a link to the full report.