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Arena money was improperly invested

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WENATCHEE — Nearly $500,000 in sales tax revenues that are being used to pay off the Town Toyota Center’s debt were improperly invested, the state Auditor’s Office has determined.

The audit, released this week, found that the escrow agent hired by the arena to hold about $4 million in a reserve account for paying off the debt inadvertently invested $470,000 in a money market fund that included foreign banks and foreign corporations.

That type of investment is against state law.…

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