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Math errors prompt $147K county 'write-off'

Andy Ouriel • Nov 3, 2012 at 8:10 AM

A document offering a summary of some county budgets effective July 2012 shows a "write-off reconciliation variance" for the $147,024.

So what did Jeffrey do?

He essentially erased the negative balance from the books by approving the write-off so all funds could even out.

But don't call it a write-off, Jeffrey said.

"A write-off is the adjusting of the numbers to get it to where the balance should be," Jeffrey said. "It's a misnomer saying 'we are throwing it away.'"

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