Audit highlights state employee wrongdoing

Dec 25, 2014 1:53 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new audit is drawing attention to wrongdoing and errors by California state employees and agencies that have cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

The audit released this week by state Auditor Elaine Howle details 10 cases of what it calls improper activities. According to the Sacramento Bee, they include moonlighting by an unnamed state employee who received permission to work at home in 2010 by saying he had to care for an ailing parent.

The audit says the employee had actually taken a second paid job. It estimates the employee was paid at least $12,200 for time when he was not available for his state duties.

In still another case, an unnamed State Water Resources Control Board employee sent surplus office furniture to a recycler and pocketed the $3,500.

The cases are based on whistle-blower complaints.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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