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Audit: Legislative Employees Were Paid for Days Didn't Work

West Virginia State Capitol

Auditors have concluded that at least four state legislative employees were either paid for days they did not work or took days off without submitting the proper leave time.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Legislative Post-Audit Division director Denny Rhodes told legislators Sunday that an initial review found three Court of Claims employees were compensated for a total of 64 days not worked, totaling nearly $7,000 in pay and more than $2,000 in benefits.

Rhodes says auditors who analyzed the time sheets and leave time records for all Court of Claims employees will present a full report at September interim meetings.

Court of Claims Clerk Cheryl Hall told the legislative Post Audits Committee that the issues raised in the preliminary audit report have been corrected.