KEYSER - Financial records for the Keyser EMS are currently being examined by the West Virginia State Police as part of an ongoing investigation.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Financial records for the Keyser EMS are currently being examined by the West Virginia State Police as part of an ongoing investigation.
West Virginia State Police Sgt. S. Huffman has confirmed to the News Tribune that he is going over the files at the request of EMS personnel.
“I was contacted by them and asked to do an investigation,” he said.
The squad’s finances came into question in December, when it was revealed that they had not complied with the Mineral County Ambulance Authority’s request for an up-to-date audit.
The county commissioners agreed at that time to send a letter to the EMS requesting that an audit be done as soon as possible.
Huffman said preliminary examination of the files revealed what seems to be some discrepancies, but admitted that the investigation will “probably take months” due to the amount of files to be gone through.
The person who answered the phone at Keyser EMS’ Water Street headquarters Wednesday afternoon said there was no one there at the time who could answer questions about the investigation.