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West Virginia Auditor’s Fraud Unit working to prevent officials’ misuse of public money; 40 convictions in less than four years

Along with investigators, Unit uses Artificial Intelligence platform to analyze P-card transactions by public employees

By Matt Young

WV Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — "I’ve been an investigator and a prosecutor for three-decades now, and I couldn’t make heads or tails of what the reports were trying to say. It was like having an accountant trying to explain a crime.”

Steve Connolly

That’s what Steve Connolly, director of the Public Integrity & Fraud . . .

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