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Niagara Falls Library owed $464k in fines – officials unaware

niagaraThe Niagara Falls Public Library has hired a collection agency to go after $464,494 in unpaid fines after state auditors found that officials were unaware of the amount patrons owed.

An audit by the office of State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released Tuesday faulted the library for using an accounting system that did not give officials a full picture of how much was owed in unpaid fines.

In addition, auditors found, the library could not account for $6,967 in fines collected during a two-year period.

“Because of the poor internal controls and lack of accountability,” auditors wrote, “library officials do not have assurance that all cash collected by library employees is appropriately accounted for.” more…