Must local government officials and employees contact the Office of the State Auditor if they discover evidence of missing public funds or property?
Yes. When local government officials or employees discover evidence of missing public funds or property, they are required by law to promptly report the facts of the situation, in writing, to the Office of the State Auditor. A local government official or employee is also required to notify local law enforcement. Click here to see the relevant Statute, Minn. Stat. § 609.456, subd. 1.