By Ken Anderson
The number of county credit cards issued to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department and the high dollar limit came under questions by the county Law Enforcement Committee last week after the subject was raised in audit reports.
Sheriff Joe Fath gave the committee information on the practice and use of credit cards by deputies.
“The cards were issued in 1993 and we have 13 cards now assigned to detectives, sergeants, lieutenants and command staff,” Fath said. “They have a $5,000 limit. We use them when we have transports, purchase of ammunition, training conferences and when the county doesn’t issue checks.”
The cards are corporate and cost $15 per