State wants Gary schools treasurer to repay missing money

2013-05-17T19:15:00Z 2013-05-18T00:00:05Z State wants Gary schools treasurer to repay missing moneyDan Carden, (317) 637-9078

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's auditing agency has demanded that the former extra-curricular treasurer for two Gary high schools repay nearly $6,000 in fees and ticket sales revenue it claims is missing.

On Friday, the State Board of Accounts alleged Darrellyn Wilson, treasurer at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy and Lew Wallace STEM Academy, did not deposit $5,086 in extra-curricular receipts from both schools between 2010 and 2012. Roosevelt is now known as Roosevelt College and Career Academy.

Wilson also failed to ensure ticket sales for events — including a school sock hop, scary movie night and sports — matched the revenue deposited, resulting in an $858.80 shortfall, according to the audit.

Auditors requested Wilson pay an additional $4,266 to reimburse the state for audit costs because of the extra work required to account for the missing money.

Wilson denied taking any money in her official response to the audit.

"I do not know how any of the discrepancies in the Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy accounts came about. I was hospitalized four times during 2012 for several days," Wilson said. "When I returned each time the records appeared to me to be correct. In any event, I have never taken or otherwise intentionally misapplied any funds."

State auditors said they forwarded their report to the Lake County prosecutor for possible criminal investigation and the Indiana attorney general for civil recovery of the funds.

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