|EPA Workers Cash-in On Food Stamps|
|by Tom McGregor||Thu, Mar 13, 2014, 09:09 PM|
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees have received government-issued charge cards, which they use as food stamps. Some are even cashing in by exchanging their food stamps currency to purchase gym memberships and stays at luxury hotels.
Fox News reports that, "A government audit found employees from the Environment Protection Agency used federally-issued charge cards to buy gym memberships, gift cards and other items that were either forbidden or not even documented."
A government audit disclosed that there had been no official oversight of the 'SmartPay' charge cards.
According to Fox News, "The report by the office of the Inspector General faulted the agency for not keeping track of scores of transactions made by employees authorized to use so-called "SmartPay" cards. It found more than half of $150,000 in expenditures singled out for scrutiny was not in compliance with federal regulations."
A few EPA employees had been buying up American Express gift cards.
To read the entire article from Fox News, link here:
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