City of Milton cash audit finds no improprieties within last 7 years

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Staff reports

The City of Milton was cleared of any financial improprieties during the past 7 years, according to According to Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors.

The city hired Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors to perform an oversight review of cash transactions during fiscal years 2012 through 2018. The engagement was predicated upon the concern of the Milton City Council regarding citizen’s concerns due to the indictment of the former Executive Director of United Way of Santa Rosa County while also serving as mayor for the city. Thompson served as mayor from 1994 through 2014. Since August 2014, the former mayor has not been involved with the operations of the city. The scope of work was designed to evaluate if additional forensic work should be performed within the city’s financial records.

“I’m pleased with the report. I trust Warren Averett. They are a reputable firm. We are relieved no illegal activity was found,” said Milton City Clerk Dewitt Nobles.

The report recommended an update of the city’s fraud and conflict of interest for staff and management policies with an update review every third year. The policy updates were completed at the December 10, 2019 city council meeting.