Nearly 60 former city government employees in Sacramento were getting “free gas” using their old employee IDs, a recent audit found.
The audit alleges that former city employees pumped more than 10,000 gallons of gas from the city’s pumps after they retired, resigned or were fired, costing taxpayers more than $30,000.
The audit found that the city’s fleet management division was notified when workers left city service, but did not revoke their access to city gas pumps. The audit additionally found that one employee pumped more fuel than the maximum tank capacity of the employee’s assigned work vehicle.
A city representative declined to comment on specific personnel matters, but said “all reports of employee misconduct are investigated, and appropriate training and/or disciplinary action is taken.” (Source: CBS 13, August 15.)