Former Officials Ordered to Pay Back Taxpayers

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The Ohio Auditor of State’s office has issued a finding of recovery against the former mayor of the Village of Coolville and the former Morgan County treasurer.

In a news release, Auditor of State Keith Faber says state auditors found Teresa Holsinger collected by did not account for $2,013 of village funds when she was serving in her role as Mayors Court Clerk.

The audit covers fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

Officials say Holsinger returned $464 to the village in November of 2017 and made restitution of $1,549 to the village last month.

Faber’s office also issued a finding of recovery against former Morgan County treasurer Dawn Hosom. The 2017 audit report found Hosom stole more $3,815 from the county. In March Hosom entered a guilty plea to one count of theft in office.