An accounting error in excess of $300,000 was caught this week.

A portion of the Board of County Commissioners meeting this week was dedicated to discussing a $318,000 accounting error that was made in 2014.

Rogers County Treasurer Jason Carini explained that essentially, when money comes into the T-Highway account, which is used fund the construction and maintenance of roads, it is accounted for in the county's ledger.

"Well this money was accounted for twice, in July of 2013 and again in February of 2014," Carini said.

Technically, Carini said, this wasn't the only error they uncovered.

"There was also money that came in that was never added—imagine getting a paycheck and never accounting for it in your checkbook," he said.

At the end of it all Carini said the county had $166,000 less than they showed in the account.

Each of the three county commissioners agreed to divide the amount and re-pay the T-Highway account.

This, the commissioners said during their meeting, is "a good example of the checks and balances they need."

And that system of checks and balances is how the errors were caught.

"We now have a good working relationship between the clerk and the treasurer. By statute we are required to balance with each other every month, and that hadn't been done in a long time," he said. "So my office went back seven years."

In the course of that project, the errors were uncovered.

"There's a lot of work to do," he said. "But we're doing things the way they should be done, and it's exciting to be a part of."

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