County Controller Stephen Barron has apparently discovered yet another issue overlooked by our County Executive John Stoffa.
Barron discovered that there were 17 former employees filing claims after they were no longer eligible to do so, because of termination or benefit expiration. Consider that one former employee was bouncing premium checks, but still collecting benefits.
In Barron's report released Monday - $100,000.00 is the cost of fraudulent claims made by these less than honest employees.
Barrons report also discloses that in addition, there was also another 19 retired employees who had not filed claims in 2010, but were still on the eligibility list from several months, to longer than two years.
Disgraceful...YES, but at least the controller doing his job discovered it, and will implement a plan to collect the funds or put the culprits where they belong...in JAIL!
Barron promises to continue his investigation into 2011.