NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Norfolk agency has returned more than $186,000 to the federal government in the case of an employee who collected pay and benefits for 12 years without showing up for work.
The money is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' share of the salary Jill McGlone received from the Community Services Board after she was placed on paid suspension in 1998. McGlone continued to collect pay and benefits until May 2010.
Norfolk City Councilman Andy Protogyrou said the case amounts to a mistake whether it was intentional or negligence. Protogyrou admits he's not surprised the government asked for its money.
"I think it's something taxpayers don't want to see. So, if the money needs to be returned it needs to be returned. I don't have a problem with it," the councilman explained.
The Virginian-Pilot says Executive Director Maureen Womack told the agency's board of trustees Tuesday that federal officials believed the case was a misappropriation of federal funds.
Earlier, the state withheld about $34,000 in funding to recover its share.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com
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