A government audit found several federal workers and a contractor guilty of using over $1 million of charity money for personal use.
The government workers called themselves volunteers of the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), an annual charity drive, to take advantage of perks such as massages and expensive meals reports The Blaze. Workers also attended events for the charity in Las Vegas and New Orleans, extending the stay longer than necessary.
While the government employees allegedly volunteered their time for the charity event, they were being paid their full salaries.
When auditors questioned their spending, the federal workers got defensive.
The audit found members of the Alexandria chapter of the CFC abusing contributions granted the charity amounting to $764,069 in 2012. The report found another $300,000 in “petty” expenses such as dry cleaning bills and gift shop purchases.
The audit, which found suspicious spending through 2013, said the chapter “did not adhere to its responsibility to conduct a campaign aimed at maximizing the charitable contributions donated by civil servants and employees and members of the U.S. Military serving overseas.”
Publication date: May 20, 2014