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July 6, 2011

City of Mystic hires auditor to look at financial records

CENTERVILLE — More than one Mystic resident recently said they were concerned about alleged inappropriate activity by a city employee, who no longer works for the city.

The residents refused to be named for this story but both singled out the same person.

When Patty Cisler, the current Mystic city clerk, on Friday, July 1, was asked about the resident's concerns, said all questions would have to go through the city's attorney, Debra George, in Centerville.

Debra George, on Friday, July 1 confirmed the city had a recent resignation and that the city had concerns about "discrepancies that were discovered" and it was under investigation.

"And it is my understanding that they have hired an auditor to investigate," George said. "And I don't want to give any further comment until the results of the audit come in."

George said the Mystic City Council  authorized the audit on May 26 by Anderson Larkin.

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