• State audits find fraud in Rogers County

    By RHETT MORGAN - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    A commissioner's district in Rogers County submitted a fraudulent invoice for more than $36,000 for a FEMA expenditure and overcharged FEMA for claims in excess of $250,000, according to a pair of state audit reports released this week. The reports, which detailed a period from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012, found 12 "items of interest," including more than $5.524 million in questioned costs throughout the entirety of a Federal Emergency Management Agency project, the reports state. The costs, related to a major disaster declaration for severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in April 2008, consisted of expenditures claimed without sufficient documentation, invoices submitted twice for reimbursement and incorrect charges