Callaway County Officials Implementing Audit Recommendations

Callaway County officials are taking steps to protect themselves from embezzlement.

A follow up report from Missouri State Auditor Nicole Gallway released today (Thursday) says Callaway County officials have implemented 7 recommendations out of 13 areas of concern, and another five were in progress.

Galloway conducted an audit after it was found Former Callaway County Collector Pamela Oestreich pleaded guilty to embezzling almost three hundred thousand dollars from taxpayers more than 10 months ago.

She was sentenced in March to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

Galloway said today (Thursday) the current county collector has reviewed questionable transactions made by Oestereich and is ensuring that sufficient documentation is maintained to support all transactions.