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Park officials to investigate financial irregularities at Clinton State Park

Kansas parks officials plan to investigate financial irregularities at Clinton State Park near Lawrence.

The investigation will proceed even though public documents concerning cash handling at the park are missing.

Brad Loveless, secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, says someone stole the relevant documents.  The records show that placards were issued to campers who used a self-pay station, but those payments aren’t recorded in an account of the cash from the box that is supposed to be put in a safe at the park.

State Parks Director Linda Lanterman says she is in the process of hiring someone to conduct an investigation and audit.

The Lawrence Journal-World reported that park leaders couldn’t prove the money from the self-pay boxes was going to the state.

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