Bloomington Avoids Checking Scare

Published 08/28 2014 05:29PM

Updated 08/28 2014 05:59PM

BLOOMINGTON - The city of Bloomington has been taking special care to monitor its money.

Early last year, some cashiers with the water department were using personal checks to get cash. City finance officials say they don't want employees using the treasury like an ATM.

Fortunately, none of the checks bounced and no city dollars were lost. That could've led to litigation. Bloomington now has a written code and there have been no violations since the change.

"There was no criminal, you know, or other law that was violated and because we didn't have a written policy prohibiting that we couldn't take disciplinary action, but now we doing moving forward,” said David Hales, Bloomington city manager.

Hales says there have been no violations since April 2013.

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