Hawaii County Council to discuss credit card misuse

Hawaii County Council to discuss credit card misuse

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii County residents will be able to comment on an audit of the county's government credit card program next week at a meeting of the County Council Finance Committee.

West Hawaii Today reports that the public can testify Tuesday at the County council chambers in Hilo.

The audit found that Mayor Billy Kenoi's record keeping was inconsistent, with many purchases going without receipts of explanations, but that most pCard use does not have problems.

Kenoi has admitted to using the card for big bar tabs and surfboards. He has paid back more than $31,000 of the almost $130,000 he charged during his tenure.

Finance Committee Chairwoman Karen Eoff says for the most part, the audit report found that pCard transactions were appropriate and in compliance with laws.

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