Chattanooga Library Audit Raises Concerns

Aug 28, 2014

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Two Chattanooga Public Library employees were reported to the Tennessee comptroller’s office for potentially fraudulent activity after an investigation by the city auditor’s office questioned their use of paid leave and lax record keeping.

Meg Backus, systems administrator, and Nate Hill, assistant library director, were paid by the city-owned library while performing paid consulting or speaking engagements, according to a report by the Office of Internal Audit.

Backus acknowledged that she submitted false information on time records, deleted information requested by the auditor and made false statements during City Auditor Stan Sewell’s investigation, according to a memo he sent to the library’s board of directors and the mayor’s office Tuesday.

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