Wake’s Troubled Register of Deeds Office Agrees to Audits Already Allowed under Existing Law

Wake’s Troubled Register of Deeds Office Agrees to Audits Already Allowed under Existing Law

Wake County commissioners and the Register of Deeds office, in an effort to resolve problems that resulted in a $2.3 million loss, signed a document Monday that changes nothing about the relationship between the two bodies.

Under state law, a county finance director has the authority to audit any county agency that takes in cash. However, participants in a Monday board meeting said, county finance officials tended to lay off former Register of Deeds Laura Riddick’s domain because she was an elected official.…

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