Bethel police clerk fired following state audit

As state auditors have been going over the financial records in Bethel to discover just how accounting errors dating back several years have affected the general fund, they also discovered a discrepancy in the mayors court account.

“We found out a week ago last Thursday (May 21) from the auditor’s office that there was a problem with the mayor’s court account,” said Travis Dotson, village administrator.

Auditors are not expected to have a full report until the week of June 8, but according to Dotson, the mayor’s court account was showing a difference between the amount deposited and what was reportedly paid into the account. Mayors court accounts were being handled by clerk Laurie Taylor.