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State audit reveals sloppy bookkeeping at closed Youngstown school

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Sloppy bookkeeping at Youngstown's Legacy Academy for Leaders and the Arts continued until the very end, according to a state audit.

The closeout audit of the school issued a finding of $70,000 against the schools imprisoned former fiscal officer Carle Shye.

Shye was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $472,000 for embezzling money from various community schools, including Legacy.

As for Legacy Academy, the audit found several violations including failure to forward employee's tax withholding and poor record keeping for attendance.

The school even failed to keep proper W-2 or W-4 reports for employees.

Legacy opened in 2001 and closed in 2011 due to declining enrollment.

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