According to a press release from the governor’s office, Gov. Jim Justice announced on Tuesday, December 18, that an investigation of accounting practices at the Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg has revealed problems and that those issues are now being addressed.
The investigation into the accounting practices is being done by the Department of Veterans Assistance.
“After receiving some reports in August, Secretary Dennis Davis suspected financial problems at the Veterans Nursing Facility located in Clarksburg,” Gov. 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,” Gov. 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.
In December, new leadership was appointed at the Nursing Facility in Clarksburg.
Gov. Justice added that these financial problems preceded the implementation of the OASIS accounting system and dates back to 2013.