Audit: Workers unauthorized to commute with state vehicles
Nov. 28, 2017
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina auditors say two Division of Motor Vehicles employees used government vehicles for unauthorized work commutes over three years, resulting in $90,000 in state expense.
State Auditor Beth Wood's office released findings Tuesday based on a complaint.
Auditors determined an unnamed license and theft bureau inspector drove daily from his home in Washington, North Carolina, to Raleigh to work on special projects for top DMV officials at the time. The report says his boss didn't formally OK the long commute.
The audit also found a Triad-area employee used a state vehicle to commute without reimbursing the state. Auditors say two agencies failed to properly review the vehicle-use application.
Current DMV Commissioner Torre Jessup wrote problems are being addressed, while pointing out the vehicle issues occurred during the previous administration.