The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1997 · Page 193
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 193

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Friday, December 5, 1997
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68 THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1997 w S C Housing director allegedly hid invoices Hi PACK UP AND GO You don't have to go far to find great vacation ideas that'll get you packing. Just go to the Travel section in this Sunday's Palm Beach Post. SIMMONS From IB all that's happened, to continue to lead the housing authority?" 1 HIIIPIIM'I I The practice of withholding invoices is inconsistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Further, failing to pay vendors in a timely manner causes some vendors to restrict or revoke the Authority's credit privileges.' ALISA HOLMES Authority's second-in-command New Homes News Itchin' to move? Check out the beautiful new home communities in The Post's Friday Real Estate Weekend section. 'v. .:$': The board created the investigative committee in September after receiving written employee complaints and after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent investigators to examine the agency's finances. The committee, which included Scott and authority attorney Sam Thomas, spent more than than two weeks interviewing all employees who volunteered. But the two did ask Holmes to respond to Smouse's October memo. Holmes responded that Simmons told staffers to "refrain from posting invoices" in four months of the current fiscal year, which began April 1, continuing a practice employed in the previous three months. In October alone, $9,625 in invoices were not recorded, she said. The practice of withholding invoices is inconsistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles," Holmes wrote. The result is that expenditures are understated and surpluses exaggerated, she said. "In most instances, for example October 1997, recording all invoices would have meant presenting a large deficit balance," Holmes wrote. "Further, failing to csked HIS! MINIMUM TOTAL PUKflAK OF '299 KQWKP. NO MYWKTSNO IffUHH NHMCM6 DETAILS Subject to credit mwovd titfm to purchases mode wrih rhe CompUSA consume! credit cord. Accrued finarw charges i be o$ie$st fTn the ntnd dote o( purchaM H bokmte months. Vain an ouwfvtrw fs not paid in y within si sin purchases mode through Saturday, Detemoir 13, 1997 only. As of October 1997, the' CompUSA credit coW annual percentage con (APR) is 2? 3UV AfD'i ry minimum rooriimy nnonte awrge ot v.W may apply (redrt is provxied ay Benelirial Norwnat Banli USA ..iilu..... j W trt Ik , - A mm"! K,.m.,..L,m.mmm j.i.tjJ PRICE BtFOHt REBATE 2597" EB 5000 E 10000 P ISO00 22 9791 PUKE AFTER RtBATt j ' ' ' 2 QTE3 t W-3 U I PAYMENTS! VVV 4? 5. zL . vav'.wv,v'.' imu e. emzZZZZrL I v. v.'.v.v.'. ilLLH M " ,ij-iv '.''. ( ti i i,4t ru'Xw I mr,m LjcJf'erTrl Iu Lm "" PAYAAE NTS : ,r .. IPAYMEMTSI - Wlfin HEWLETT AS LOW AS m AS LOW AS I m-uui eTT-l i Expanding Possibilities 0U&, J r. 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Simmons said deferred invoices were paid the following month and no money is missing. But Scott said the board needs accurate and complete financial information so members can make informed decisions. Holmes' memo says the $140,000 HUD grant, for maintenance and improvements, hasn't been awarded yet, but the authority has already spent the money by borrowing from its operating fund. Although the authority hasn't had problems doing this in the past, Holmes said, HUD doesn't approve of the practice. The board's investigative report also touches on questionable expenses reimbursed to former board Chairman Malachi Knowles, a troubled $1.1 million renovation contract and procurement practices in general. Other problems cited include: Paying more than $2,000 to Essie Duffus for photographing authority events without first seeking competitive quotes and without a signed contract. Paying almost $3,000 to tennis instructor Jimmie Home and about $4,500 to karate instructor John Walcott without taking competitive quotes until after the lessons began and without signed contracts. Simmons said administrators thought the services would cost less than $1,000, which, under authority policy, would not require bids. 24MB RAM 3.2GB Hard Drive 16XMAX CD-ROM Drive 33.614.4 DataFax Modem Multimedia Kit 14" .28 (1 3.25" Viewable Image Size) Color Monitor Canon BJC-250 Color Printer S605H3299i3247i 149286 i6520i 24MB RAM 3.2GB Hard Drive 16X MAX CD-ROM Drive Pentium Im D C I I I t Pentium Viewable Image Size) Color Monitor HP DeskJet 400L Color Printer DfintiUITl 3I00I52839I32471I49286I6I527 Ctllfe (33J CjUii3j,iMi. 1 1 mm j V1 S Q IIEBITE 299" nm Ei599"ii fNf! & rtej IM" ' ... 1399" l . 1 rit PcllET mMu l 5V 1 0 MFR. Mail-In RebcrteFREE 'mff1tJ' WmmmMkm f Vj I : "" I COMPAQl- V"-. . ft I ' 30MinuH Phone Card tmm Gomepaimmi 150MH! 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The intruder, between 19 and 25 years old, ordered the employees to open the safe. When the pair told him they didn't have the combination, the man told Castranova to wait in the bathroom. He made Vilce stay and look out for other arriving employees who might know the combination. After several minutes passed and no other employees showed up at the store at 1775 N. Congress Ave., the man told Vilce to go into the bathroom with Castranova. He then left the store empty-handed, Schilke said. "I commend Vilce," Schilke said. This was his very first day on the job. He had several opportunities to run from the store to save himself because the suspect asked him to check the doors a few times to see if other people were coming. But he chose to stay because he was worried about Castranova." Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call (561) 375-6100. iuir r M 4 - tu i i '-t. iii SMS Memory Upgrade 4 64ConfOle 172748 ildWi.u.i.- .t. 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Pockord Bell is o Irode-mork of Packard Bell ffectronks. h. CompUSA The Computer Superstore is o registered Irodemork and CompPrice and The Low Price Period ore service marks of CompUSA Management Company. 1997 CompUSA Management Compony. "We'll beat my ItgHimole price from ony local nutborued rtloil store on every pcodud we sel, eillw ot me lime of pwchosi or within me foilowmg 30 days. Our low price guarantee pertains to ol new factory sealed products ol the some brand and model number mot ore available and in stock ot any local outhoriied retail stun. Our guarantee does not apply to competitors' cncHf-chkind often or other hmned-guantity offers, special financing, tatallahon, manufacturer s rebate or when a bonus ot tree offer is included in me purchase. 5ocne restrictions apply. NOTE: All products subject to ptire changes and avorkiMity We reserve the right to IM quantities. All trademarks ore the property of their respective companies. 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