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News & Observer, Raleigh
Former animal shelter director spent thousands of nonprofit’s money on groceries, cars and day care, audit says
The former director of the Carteret County Animal Shelter misappropriated thousands of dollars from the Newport nonprofit, according to a report from State Auditor Beth Wood. The auditor's office received a complaint through its hotline that the shelter director had allegedly embezzled money and misused the shelter's credit cards.

Audit: Director stole $111,000 from Carteret animal shelter
The former director of the Carteret County Humane Society and Animal Shelter embezzled more than $100,000 from the shelter by making personal purchases on the shelter's credit cards and misappropriating some of the shelter's cash receipts, according to a state audit released Thursday.

The Daily News, Jacksonville
Former animal shelter director investigated for alleged embezzlement, misuse of credit cards

A recent investigation by the N.C. Auditor has resulted in a criminal investigation of the former director of an area animal shelter. The Carteret County Animal Shelter former director was investigated by the N.C. Auditor for alleged embezzlement of funds and misuse of the shelter’s credit cards, according to the Office of the State Auditor.

A North Carolina Auditor Report alleges a former director of the Carteret County Humane Society and Animal Shelter used the shelter’s credit cards to spend more than $67,000 on questionable purchases, including online dating, rent and child care.

Audit: County offices still making Medicaid mistakes
North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services needs to do a better job of making sure counties follow the rules when they figure out if someone is or is not eligible for the Medicaid health insurance program, an audit released Thursday reports. State Auditor Beth Wood said the issues identified by her office have been ongoing over the course of at least three gubernatorial administrations and have remained despite a number of changes to how North Carolina's Medicaid system operates.

The News & Observer, Raleigh
Wake County misses deadlines in handling Medicaid applications, according to a state audit
Wake County performed the worst of 10 counties tested for efficiency in handling new Medicaid applications, according to a state audit released Thursday. The audit examined 250 new applications out of the more than 50,000 processed by Wake in the year ending last June. Wake took too long to determine eligibility for 26 percent of the applicants for enrollment in the government health insurance program that covers poor children, some of their parents, the elderly and the disabled. <div style="font: 10pt/normal sans-serif; width: 1px; height: 1px; text-align: left; color: #0; text-transform: none; overflow: hidden; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">
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Audit: NC Medicaid Eligibility Determination Needs Scrutiny
A new state audit shows there are big discrepancies in how accurate counties are in determining who should or should not be getting Medicaid benefits. North Carolina's Medicaid program serves just under two million low income children and adults who cannot afford health care. For years lawmakers and policymakers have worked to improve the problems that have plagued the program. This audit indicates problems remain, especially when it comes to determining who can and cannot get Medicaid benefits.
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