ANSON (AP) — Town officials in Anson are seeking ways to recover more than $400,000 in missing money.

The Kennebec Journal ( ) reported that an auditor sent a letter to the town last week citing a shortfall of almost $111,000 between the amount of excise tax collected in 2011 and the amount deposited in the town’s checking account that year.

This comes after auditors in June found nearly $328,000 missing from 2012 through September 2014.

Board of Selectmen Chairman Arnold Luce said Tuesday that the shortfall in excise tax means that town officials have had to raise additional tax dollars to fund the town budget.

Officials say the town has recovered $250,000 after filing a loss claim with an insurance company. More money could be recovered if a criminal investigation is completed.

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