State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage has found no wrongdoing in connection with an undeposited $71,185 check found in the desk of a former Oklahoma County commissioner’s chief deputy.

The check was from auctioneer Mike Graham of Marlow for the proceeds of a District 2 surplus property auction in 2007. It apparently was never deposited and sat for nearly two years in the desk of Jim Marshall, the former deputy of ex-Commissioner Brent Rinehart.

Burrage released a special audit report Wednesday that outlines his findings. The audit found no collusion between the auction company and Rinehart. However, it recommends the county implement procedures to make sure payments are deposited in a timely manner.

The audit says the company issued a second check that was deposited.

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