Audit: Summit Pointe misspending included bobcat costume

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Calhoun County’s community mental health agency must pay back most of the more than $19 million state auditors say was misspent.

Auditors last week released their final report about Summit Pointe Community Mental Health Authority’s conduct from Oct. 1, 2007 to Sept. 30, 2014.

>>PDF: Summit Pointe final audit report

Auditors combed through Summit Pointe’s financial records from 2008 to 2012 and found money spent on a pension plan for top executives that was never approved by the board, as well as lavish trips, a surprise party for someone who didn’t work there, a book club and an $838 bobcat costume.

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