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County Family Services Workers Falsified Documents Tracking Their Mileage

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An audit of the Los Angeles County De­part­ment of Chil­dren and Fam­ily Ser­vices found that workers were falsifying mileage reports in order to get paid for drives they didn't take.

The LA Times broke the story, and reported that 40% of the department's employees were reimbursed for phony trips. Some claimed to have driven for work on days that they were later found to have taken off, others exaggerated the distance they drove, and still more forged their boss' signatures on mileage reimbursement forms.

Some supervisors responsible for signing off on the forms, meanwhile, acknowledged that they didn't review them thoroughly.