Ky. city paid bonuses illegally to employees - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Ky. city paid bonuses illegally to employees

Posted: Updated:

WALTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's auditor says the city of Walton illegally paid bonuses to employees with funds acquired from selling scrap metal.

The auditor also concluded the city used funds to buy gifts for employees, council members and the mayor. Among the gifts were gift cards, hams and a cookie bouquet.

According to the auditor's office, City Clerk Peggy Gray and Public Works Supervisor Roger Williams said the scrap metal was sold for cash to a local recycling center. Gray distributed the money among employees as bonuses in 2009, 2010 and 2011. There is no record of the items sold or the amount of the bonuses paid.

Mayor Phillip Trzop said the audit is not "a bad thing" and shows the city needs to tighten its procedures.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Closed CaptioningMore>>

  • Closed Captioning Message

    Thanks to a grant from Norton Healthcare, this story and others are available in real-time closed captioning on WDRB.
    Thanks to a grant from Norton Healthcare, this story and others are available in real-time closed captioning on WDRB.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.