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Procedures were open to employee fraud and abuse when it comes to in-house fueling operations for Department of Transportation vehicles, according to a new report by state auditors.  Wilton Senator Toni Boucher, co-chair of the Transportation Committee, says the findings are cause for concern.


The report found that there were insufficient policies for lost fuel cards, missing items from inventories, federal funds not spent in a timely fashion, late billing and missed paperwork.


Boucher says the state credit card should be identified to the vehicle the employee is driving so it can be audited properly.


Given the state's fiscal condition, Boucher says it's critical that every dollar spent on fuel be accounted for.  She added that it's important procedures be followed.  Boucher says it's good that the auditors found this out, and now it's time for the DOT management to take corrective action.

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