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Resource ID: #21394
Subject: Fraud
Source: Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)
Date: 2022-11-30


The six month investigation found that every year some Columbus city employees log about 3.5 million miles driving taxpayer-funded vehicles. But only about half of those miles relate to work . It's a practice that's been going on for years despite a severe budget crunch. The investigation also found one employe washing his car at taxpayers' expense. According to city figures, he washed his car 109 times out of the 221 days he worked. The car wash purchases made up almost $600 of the $2,235 he spent on a city-issued credit card.

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