Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Audit Reveals 257 Ghosts On Detroit Public Schools Payroll

Robert Bobb, the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, is doing the job nobody, especially the School Board and its administrators, would do: routing out fraud and corruption.

The Detroit Free Press reports today that a payroll audit revealed 257 ghosts on the payroll. A ghost employee is what it sounds like - they are not a real person. They exist only for someone else to collect the paycheck. This is a routine procedure when payroll fraud is suspected in any business, and it looks like it succeeded spectacularly.

Can't wait to see what else comes out on this one.

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