DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State auditors say a man employed full time by an eastern Iowa city and a nearby water and sanitary district likely didn’t put in his 40 hours at both jobs and spent hundreds of working hours at casinos.
An audit report issued Tuesday cited more than $290,000 in unsupported or improper spending by the city of Long Grove and nearly $287,000 in unsupported or improper spending by the Park View Water and Sanitary District.
The two had asked for the special audit, concerned about the financial activities of Joel McCubbin. Long Grove hired him in 1987 and the district made him its full-time operations manager in 1994.
The auditors estimated the district overpaid McCubbin thousands of dollars because he probably only worked 24 a week.
The auditors also said a comparison of city time sheets against McCubbin’s players club cards showed he was at casinos during his reported work hours on nearly 220 days.
Associated Press efforts to reach McCubbin were unsuccessful. Scott County court records don’t show that he’s been charged with any crime.