CALUMET CITY, Ill. – The mayor of south suburban Calumet City said an audit of the city’s finances has uncovered serious problems that demand the attention of the FBI.

Thaddeus Jones held a news conference Monday morning to release the results of a forensic audit he ordered when he became mayor last May.

Jones said the report shows serious problems with City Clerk Nyota Figg’ office as well as public works and purchasing.

Among the findings, the audit revealed more than $1 million in traffic tickets have gone uncollected.

The mayor also said there is missing cash that was collected by the city clerk.

“The clerk failed to account for $22,000 in cash in her vault [in] 2020, 2021, and then as the auditor will explain there are other years that the clerk collected the cash, but failed to deposit that money into the city account,” Jones said.

He said the audit also found city employees selling scrap for extra cash. Jones said he’s insulted by the report and its findings.