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Augusta officials investigate allegations of time fraud in recreation department

Monday, March 5, 2012 7:46 PM
Last updated 8:41 PM
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Augusta officials are looking into allegations of time fraud at the Recreation, Parks and Facilities Department.

Deputy City Administrator Bill Shanahan confirmed Monday that he was “doing an investigation” into some sort of time fraud at the department but declined to comment further. “I don’t want to interfere with the investigation,” he said.

City Administrator Fred Russell said the investigation may involve a salaried employee, but declined to comment further.

Recreation, Parks and Facilities Director Tom Beck said he had no comment about the investigation. “Obviously, this has come from a disgruntled employee,” Beck said.

Several employees were let go or reassigned to different jobs during the department’s merger last year with public services, a department that was eliminated . Some employees lost recreation department jobs when management of the city-owned golf course was outsourced.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/05/12 - 10:24 pm
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Recreation, Parks and

Recreation, Parks and Facilities Director Tom Beck said he had no comment about the investigation. “Obviously, this has come from a disgruntled employee,” Beck said.

That seems a little presumptuous.

cozzster
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cozzster 03/06/12 - 01:01 am
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Typical Georgia
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Typical Georgia mentality...always trying to get something for nothing

sassylassie
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sassylassie 03/06/12 - 10:17 am
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Now if somebody would

Now if somebody would investigate the public works dept or whoever is in charge of the city cemeteries, that would be a good thing. Folks who are supposed to be cleaning up are sitting around at the cemetery near Lake Olmstead on their cell phones for VERY long perios of time.

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rmwhitley 03/06/12 - 11:14 am
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govmint has a way of placing
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govmint has a way of placing blame on the "disgruntled". From top to bottom, govmint employees are not altruistic.

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Sweet son 03/06/12 - 01:22 pm
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If it is a salaried employee

If it is a salaried employee it might be the old trick: "I'll be working at home today."

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GodisSoGood 03/06/12 - 01:47 pm
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I get disgruntled, too, when

I get disgruntled, too, when I put in my 40 hours while others get paid for not working.

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