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Audit finds some employees misused credit cards


MADISON (AP) -- Auditors say state employees used their credit cards for some inappropriate purchases, including a laptop computer, luxury luggage and a trip to Las Vegas.

The Legislative Audit Bureau on Wednesday questioned whether 131 of more than 3,000 credit card purchases, or 4.3 percent, it reviewed were appropriate.

Its report says oversight is generally adequate and the use of state credit cards for personal gain is rare.

But the report says two employees resigned or were fired after discrepancies were caught. They included a Department of Military Affairs employee who bought more than $16,000 in laptops and other information technology, and a Department of Natural Resources worker who paid for the Vegas trip and other personal items.


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