Runaway Bay police Lieutenant Phillip Rodriguez said the investigation of the city's fire department will take time.
"I don't know if there is criminal activity or if any criminal convictions will be made," Rodriguez
said."But there is a lack of management and documentation - like an equipment inventory."Rodriguez
was asked by city Secretary Joe D'Auria to conduct the investigation based on a recommendation from the city's independent auditor, W.L. "Woody" Mathews Jr.
"The auditor noticed discrepancies in the fire department's bookkeeping," Rodriguez
Mathews confirmed that he
did "go over" the department's books and made recommendations on how to keep better records.
Firefighter interviews were to start last week, but Rodriguez
is waiting for Dockery's help.He
also said that he
has been investigating receipts from various businesses where the department has made purchases.
"Everything appears to be on the up-and-up," Rodriguez