West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston
West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston

Audit finds Veterans Nursing Facility with $5 million in unpaid invoices

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that an investigation of accounting practices at the state’s Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, by the Department of Veterans Assistance, has revealed problems and that those issues are now being addressed.

“After receiving some reports in August, Secretary Dennis Davis suspected financial problems at the Veterans Nursing Facility located in Clarksburg,” Justice said. “He requested an immediate audit and discovered there were over $5 million in unpaid invoices. Sec. Davis reported this to my office and a team was assembled to immediately correct the problems.

“On-site visits were made in October to conduct employee interviews and review records and our team also met with the State Auditor’s Office to review the invoices in question,” Justice added. “Arrangements were made to pay crucial vendors to ensure the 110 veterans in the Home are protected and cared for in the most efficient manner.

“New leadership was appointed at the Nursing Facility in Clarksburg in early December. A new Chief Financial Officer has also been appointed at the Department of Veterans Assistance last week.”

Justice added that these financial problems preceded the implementation of the OASIS accounting system and according to our research, date back to 2013.



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