Shocking Management Problems In Valencia County, NM

Nov 5, 2012

Valencia County officials say spending is out of control in the county and has been for decades as managers have blown money with almost no checks and balances.

KRQE-TV reports that officials say Valencia County pays to insure 22 vehicles that no longer run and continues to cover the cost for operating computer printers from 1991.

New County Manager Bruce Swingle called the spending habits "a mess" and vowed to fix it.

Swingle says the county had eight credit cards — for places like Walmart, Home Depot and Staples — that numerous employees are able to use. He says that makes it impossible to track spending.

Swingle says he's changing that system and assigning cards to specific employees.

He also plans to get rid of the ancient printers.


Information from: KRQE-TV,

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.