The audit says most of the money went to former village clerk Kelly Jackson and her husband, Jeremy Jackson, a former water operator.
State Auditor Charlie Janssen said Monday that his office has referred the case to the Nebraska attorney general’s office.
Auditors blamed the village board for insufficient monitoring and oversight. As of January 31st, the village owed more than $33,000 to various creditors.
Auditors say at least one resident received a discount on his utilities bill based on a verbal agreement with Kelly Jackson.
The village board has declined to comment on the matter.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney