Prince William County officials say a typographical error threw their annual budget off by about $5 million.
Officials there said on Monday that they’ll have to search for ways to make up the difference.
Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart says the error represents “a lot of money but it’s not insurmountable.”
County officials realized on June 24 that they didn’t have sufficient funds to pay for expected expenditures.
After a county budget official used incorrect figures to project revenues for the 2013-2014 spending year, supervisors erroneously agreed on a $961.5 million budget, instead of $966.5 million budget.
Internal auditors will now examine the error to make sure it doesn’t happen again.