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Portage County purchasing manager fired


Stevens Point, WI--  Following an internal investigation, the Portage County purchasing manager, Joyce Barge was fired for fraud.

County leaders say Barge used county funds for personal purchases and altered official documents to cover up the charges.

The Portage County Executive says they took immediate action to prevent no further losses.  And they're in the process of re-organizing the department.

Portage County Executive Patty Dreier says that there is no excuse for things like this to happen however it will be something they can learn and grow from.

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