Audit: Fulton overpaid Milton by $42,000

An internal audit by Fulton County has found that, while complying with 2008 state legislation, the county erroneously sent about $42,000 to the then-new city of Milton.

It happened amid a series of keying errors as special services taxes were shuffled.

The majority of the money was supposed to have gone to unincorporated south Fulton, according to findings announced during a commission meeting.

At the time, Fulton was complying with a law requiring it return to Johns Creek and Milton any lingering taxes paid for city-type services.