State Auditor Adam Edelen is pushing for a Perry County official to repay more than $30,000 in alleged improper expenditures.
The issue involves spending by Perry County Clerk Haven King. The auditor's office concluded King spent more than $30,860 from his office between 2007 and 2010 on improper items, such as extra pay for his employees, donations to charity and give-away items printed with King's name.
The auditor's office disallowed the expenditures and recommended King repay the money out of his pocket.
Edelen's office reiterated that recommendation in the audit of King's office covering 2010, made public this week.
On Tuesday, the attorney for Edelen's office sent a letter to Perry County Attorney John Shackelford citing state law that requires the fiscal court to collect what is owed to the county, as determined by the audit.
If the fiscal court can't collect, it is to direct the county attorney to file suit, according to the law cited in Robert McBeath's letter.
The letter said Edelen's office also has notified the Attorney General's Office of the audit findings.
King has said he does not think the spending was improper.