John Farney claimed in this News-Gazette article that he caught Joe Meents’ use of the taxpayer-owned county credit card “within one bill cycle” and yet Aaron Bennett of WCIA got the credit card billings and proves otherwise. Joe Meents purchased such items as Illini basketball tickets and Ruby Tuesday’s meals well unto January!

Not only would I have closely monitored (and curtailed the distribution) of county-issued credit cards, I would have confiscated this particular card upon discovery. It’s high time to have an accountant as Auditor. One who audits.