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Audit: Hundreds of sheriff's items missing

(Information in the following story is from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com)

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — An audit of a South Texas sheriff's department reveals that hundreds of items have gone missing, including firearms and vehicles, and there were few protections against misusing taxpayer money.

Hidalgo County Auditor Ray Eufracio says his office determined more than $1.7 million was spent on fuel alone over a number of years but that there's no way to track the consumption.

The audit compared sheriff's inventory records against what the county purchasing department has on file.

The Monitor newspaper reports that of the more than 5,400 assets listed in sheriff's records, about 1,880 items could not be located.

County auditors reviewed records dating back about 10 years. Officials have previously said an audit of sheriff's weapons and other equipment hadn't been done since at least 2005.

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