Most Palm Beach County taxpayers don’t even know that the Jupiter Inlet District exists, let alone pay close attention to its finances. Unfortunately, even the people who run the district didn’t pay close enough attention. That’s how, as The Post reported last week, more than $1 million in tax receipts ended up in the personal bank account of Jupiter Inlet District Executive Director Mike Grella.
Mr. Grella says he is mortified by the mistake, which happened after he put his account number rather than the district’s on a tax form. Worse, nobody noticed from mid-December until late February. Asked via email if it’s plausible that he didn’t check his balance for two months, Mr. Grella wrote: “It is not uncommon. I am able to do this because I keep a balance in my checking account two to three times more than my average monthly expenses.”
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