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Bad News For Joy

Douglas, GA

#1 May 15, 2012
Joy was sentenced yesterday by Judge Stone!
360 days in state pen
$5,000.00 fine
10 year probation

He spoke very harshly to her, called her a "common thief"

She is to report Monday, and will be sent to a woman's prison in Hazelhurst Ga.
uct

Paonia, CO

#2 May 15, 2012
That is all the time she got! One week for each thousand she stole What a justice system
scared straight

Dawsonville, GA

#3 May 15, 2012
I would be terrified. Is she really going to prison? I would not want to spend one minute behind bars. Will NGN do a story on this.
County fault

Eastanollee, GA

#4 May 15, 2012
Since the audit repeatedly stated this could happen, and the county didn't correct it, maybe she can sue the county.

(Union County 2009 Financial Report, RL Jennings & Co), released 11-04-2010
http://www.audits.ga.gov/rsaAudits/searchRepo...

Lack of Segregation of Duties in Various Departments (Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, Clerk of Court, Magistrate Judge, Probate Judge, and Meeks Park). Policies should be in place requiring the segregation of duties involving cash receipts, cash disbursements, payroll, general ledger and bank reconciliation. During the course of the audit, we noted many critical duties are combined and given to the available employees. Without some segregation of duties with these functions, there is increased exposure that someone could intentionally or unintentionally misappropriate assets of the County.

The office of Tax Commissioner has material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting. During our audit procedures, we (1) noted that all checks written by the Office of Tax Commissioner, regardless of dollar amount, only one signature is required, and therefore, has vested complete disbursements authority in one person for property tax collections and one person for motor vehicle collections,(2) found that duties involving cash receipts were combined and not properly segregated during the year,(3) found that the final step of reconciling the daily cash drawer collections report to the actual deposit slip is not performed on a regular basis,(4) noted that the Office of Tax Commissioner is not making daily deposits of cash (currency) to the bank, and (5) found that administrative control over the software program and passwords has been vested in one person, and opens the threat of a loss or theft of cash.

The Office of Tax Commissioner faces a variety of fraud or misconduct risks that are increased as a result of not having proper internal controls over receipts and disbursements. These control deficiencies opens the threat of a loss or theft of cash assets.
goodlawd

Commerce, GA

#5 May 15, 2012
My gosh, why would she sue for her own wrong doings? Just because it's easy to steal doesn't mean you should?! Everybody knows right from wrong! It amazes me the sue happy people in this world. Should I sue walmart if i walk out with an item that I should of paid for, because they didn't see me? How ridiculous!
common sense

Dawsonville, GA

#6 May 15, 2012
County fault wrote:
Since the audit repeatedly stated this could happen, and the county didn't correct it, maybe she can sue the county.
(Union County 2009 Financial Report, RL Jennings & Co), released 11-04-2010
http://www.audits.ga.gov/rsaAudits/searchRepo...
Lack of Segregation of Duties in Various Departments (Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, Clerk of Court, Magistrate Judge, Probate Judge, and Meeks Park). Policies should be in place requiring the segregation of duties involving cash receipts, cash disbursements, payroll, general ledger and bank reconciliation. During the course of the audit, we noted many critical duties are combined and given to the available employees. Without some segregation of duties with these functions, there is increased exposure that someone could intentionally or unintentionally misappropriate assets of the County.
The office of Tax Commissioner has material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting. During our audit procedures, we (1) noted that all checks written by the Office of Tax Commissioner, regardless of dollar amount, only one signature is required, and therefore, has vested complete disbursements authority in one person for property tax collections and one person for motor vehicle collections,(2) found that duties involving cash receipts were combined and not properly segregated during the year,(3) found that the final step of reconciling the daily cash drawer collections report to the actual deposit slip is not performed on a regular basis,(4) noted that the Office of Tax Commissioner is not making daily deposits of cash (currency) to the bank, and (5) found that administrative control over the software program and passwords has been vested in one person, and opens the threat of a loss or theft of cash.
The Office of Tax Commissioner faces a variety of fraud or misconduct risks that are increased as a result of not having proper internal controls over receipts and disbursements. These control deficiencies opens the threat of a loss or theft of cash assets.
Stealing is wrong. I do not need internal controls to keep me from stealing. She knew better. Sixty five thousand dollars is a lot of money, stolen over a year's time. I just don't get it. Sue the county? Get real. How about violation of oath of office, and betrayal of taxpayers. Have the taxpayers got grounds for a lawsuit? I think we were the ones with a reason to sue.
Low

Blue Ridge, GA

#7 May 15, 2012
None of you even know who she really is judging her on her mistakes, EVERYBODY makes them! You people are low life's!
voter

Dawsonville, GA

#8 May 15, 2012
Time for a new tax commissioner in 2012.
uct

Paonia, CO

#9 May 15, 2012
Everyone does make mistakes, however stealing is not a mistake ,It is a well thought out plan . My definition of a low life would be someone who defends the actions of a common thief.
common sense

Dawsonville, GA

#10 May 15, 2012
Low wrote:
None of you even know who she really is judging her on her mistakes, EVERYBODY makes them! You people are low life's!
Mistake? When did breaking the law become a mistake? Lowlife, pot calling the kettle black.
so what

Dawsonville, GA

#11 May 15, 2012
Bad News For Joy wrote:
Joy was sentenced yesterday by Judge Stone!
360 days in state pen
$5,000.00 fine
10 year probation
He spoke very harshly to her, called her a "common thief"
She is to report Monday, and will be sent to a woman's prison in Hazelhurst Ga.
She won't do all the time. Probably, half of it.
pariot in a peartree

Commerce, GA

#12 May 15, 2012
sing baby sing.

“Honesty & Integrity”

Since: Mar 12

Blairsville, GA

#13 May 15, 2012
County fault wrote:
Since the audit repeatedly stated this could happen, and the county didn't correct it, maybe she can sue the county.

(Union County 2009 Financial Report, RL Jennings & Co), released 11-04-2010
http://www.audits.ga.gov/rsaAudits/searchRepo...

Lack of Segregation of Duties in Various Departments (Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, Clerk of Court, Magistrate Judge, Probate Judge, and Meeks Park). Policies should be in place requiring the segregation of duties involving cash receipts, cash disbursements, payroll, general ledger and bank reconciliation. During the course of the audit, we noted many critical duties are combined and given to the available employees. Without some segregation of duties with these functions, there is increased exposure that someone could intentionally or unintentionally misappropriate assets of the County.

The office of Tax Commissioner has material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting. During our audit procedures, we (1) noted that all checks written by the Office of Tax Commissioner, regardless of dollar amount, only one signature is required, and therefore, has vested complete disbursements authority in one person for property tax collections and one person for motor vehicle collections,(2) found that duties involving cash receipts were combined and not properly segregated during the year,(3) found that the final step of reconciling the daily cash drawer collections report to the actual deposit slip is not performed on a regular basis,(4) noted that the Office of Tax Commissioner is not making daily deposits of cash (currency) to the bank, and (5) found that administrative control over the software program and passwords has been vested in one person, and opens the threat of a loss or theft of cash.

The Office of Tax Commissioner faces a variety of fraud or misconduct risks that are increased as a result of not having proper internal controls over receipts and disbursements. These control deficiencies opens the threat of a loss or theft of cash assets.
But Lamar said our audits have been clean?! How can this be so?!

(that was sarcasm for the reading impaired)

“Honesty & Integrity”

Since: Mar 12

Blairsville, GA

#14 May 15, 2012
Low wrote:
None of you even know who she really is judging her on her mistakes, EVERYBODY makes them! You people are low life's!
You are an ostrich with your head in the sand. She didn't just make a "mistake". It wasn't $200 one time. It was several thousand dollars many many times.

That deserves punishment.
common sense

Dawsonville, GA

#15 May 16, 2012
so what wrote:
<quoted text>
She won't do all the time. Probably, half of it.
Really? Are you the one that said she would not serve any time at all?
Tsplost

Dahlonega, GA

#16 May 16, 2012


I think Judge Stone was very fair in his sentencing.
She did not get off scott free, she is penalized for her crime, and she has a chance to live a crime free life again. All in all she is a lucky woman.


freedom

Dawsonville, GA

#17 May 16, 2012
Tsplost wrote:
I think Judge Stone was very fair in his sentencing.
She did not get off scott free, she is penalized for her crime, and she has a chance to live a crime free life again. All in all she is a lucky woman.
I had rather be honest, and not depend on luck. I don't think you are very lucky when you are sentenced to prison for even one day. A chance for a crime free life, scared by prison time, that was totally avoidable. Our life is determined by the choices we make everyday of our lives, not luck.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#18 May 16, 2012
Makes you wonder if she saw elected officials stuffing their pockets and thought she could do the same. She should have know better. They don't share.
Tsplost

Dahlonega, GA

#19 May 16, 2012
freedom wrote:
<quoted text> I had rather be honest, and not depend on luck. I don't think you are very lucky when you are sentenced to prison for even one day. A chance for a crime free life, scared by prison time, that was totally avoidable. Our life is determined by the choices we make everyday of our lives, not luck.


I meant lucky in the sense she could have gotten more prison time and I agree on the honesty part.

wondering

Commerce, GA

#20 May 16, 2012
Can she serve in county jail and get 2 for 1, which would be 180 days...just don't usually see days specified..most of time 10 do 1.Serve 1 yr. have 9 left on probation.If this is first offense,she shouldn't be with murders' and such...

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