Niles changes its accounting system after theft

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) — As an investigation continues by the state auditor into the theft of $72,000 in the city of Niles, officials say changes are already taking place to prevent it from happening again.

Niles City Treasurer Bob Swauger said the checks and balances procedure that was in place failed. He said they are putting in a new software system that will update account information between the auditor and the treasurer’s office on a daily basis instead of a monthly basis.

“We are improving that process with our local bank that we deal with. We are installing some new deposit systems to where this cannot occur in the future,” Swauger said.

Phyllis Wilson, 61, a former clerk, was indicted last month by a Trumbull County grand jury on theft charges.

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