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Update: The Scott County Attorney says his office was never given the results of the state audit and had to review information from the State Auditor's website. According to a news release on 5-21-13, Scott County Attorney Michael Walton said while the state auditor identified $9,395.88 of "improper and unsupported disbursements", his investigation found no evidence of a criminal act and no charges will be filed against the Assistant City Clerk Kim Kauffman.

 Previous post on 1-30-13

BUFFALO, Iowa (AP) - A state audit shows more than $9,000 has been mishandled by officials in the small eastern Iowa city of Buffalo.   

State Auditor David Vaudt's report Wednesday shows officials gave more than $5,000 in improper disbursements between September 2008 and September 2010. That includes payments to the former assistant city clerk and city council members. Additional disbursements and charges were made with the city's credit card.   

The report says some of the mishandling stems from the city clerk using paid vacation days she had not earned. Money also was incorrectly entered into the city's accounting system.  

Vaudt says it is impossible to determine if more money was improperly disbursed or collected because of inadequate records.      

Buffalo is located in Scott County and has a population of about 1,200 people.