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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

$3.8M: Labor Dept. Employees Made Unauthorized Charges At Hilton, Target, Chick-fil-A

U.S. Department of Labor employees racked up an estimated $3.8 million in unauthorized or undocumented expenses over the past two and a half years, including charges at Hilton Naples Grande Beach Resort, Wal-Mart, Target and Chick-fil-A, according to an Inspector General (OIG) audit released earlier this month.

The OIG estimated the total amount of unauthorized charges after auditing 174 government-issued Citibank travel card accounts.

Using charge cards issued to employees travelling on official business, Obama administration officials spent an unauthorized $210.10 at the Hilton Naples Grande in Florida, $528.94 at Wal-Mart, $888.09 at Target, and $126.67 at Chick-fil-A – even though the cards are to be used strictly for “official expenses, such as hotel rooms and airline tickets” that exceed $75.

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