County Commissioners request forensic audit from BMH

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Commissioner Cleone Jolley confirmed the commissioners submitted a lettering to the hospital Board of Directors requesting a forensic audit be conducted at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Jolley said he gave the letter to Lee Kniffin, chairman of the hospital board, before the start of the two-hour executive session that took place last Tuesday.
"No action has been taken yet," said Jolley.
A forensic audit is an examination of an organization's or individual's economic affairs, resulting in a report designed especially for use in a court of law. A forensic audit can have several goals, including mapping cash flow/cash transactions, identifying accounting errors and enumerating total assets.
Forensic audits are used whenever lawyers or law enforcement officials need reliable data on a party's financial status or activities.
The next regular hospital board meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 4.