The Kansas Board of Accountancy shouldn’t have given U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, special treatment in allowing her to continue to call herself a certified public accountant even though her license expired in 2012. The CPA title is supposed to be used only when a license is active, but the board decided that Jenkins could continue to use the title, provided she doesn’t perform any services for the public as a CPA. Dan Sweetwood, executive director of the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy, criticized the Kansas board for seeming to be influenced by Jenkins’ political office. “She’s misleading the public,” he told the Topeka Capital-Journal. “It’s politically sensitive, but so what?”
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