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Auditor presents findings on city finances to Baker City Council

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BAKER, LA (WAFB) -

The Baker City Council heard a report from an auditor about the city's finances and how Baker does business.

The auditor told the council Tuesday night that the city had not seen any theft, but thought the audit did come back with some good news, there were still several issues. The main ones being with the city's bookkeeping, especially when it comes to the city-run cemetery.

The auditor said the city's bookkeeping for selling cemetery plots was not following state law, something Mayor Harold Rideau said they are working to address. 

"The cemetery has been a hard fix because you have over 12,000 records," Rideau said. "All those records have to be brought up to date and have to be put in the right form to be put electronically, and that's what we're working on now."

The city said they are also working to make sure employees are properly trained to do proper inventory and accounting for most things handled by the city. 

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