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Audit finds computer misuse at state employment agency




Audit finds computer misuse at state employment agency
Audit finds computer misuse at state employment agency



http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/08/27/1645949/audit-finds-computer-misuse-at.html 

By Michael Biesecker
newsobserver.com
Aug. 27, 2010

RALEIGH - Employees at the state agency tasked with helping unemployed 
North Carolinians find jobs were instead using their government 
computers to play games and burn copies of bootleg DVDs, a state audit 
shows.

The Office of the State Auditor launched the investigation at the 
Employment Security Commission in August 2009 after a tip to its hot 
line.

"This was about much more than just employees using state equipment and 
state work time to rip off movies and games," State Auditor Beth Wood 
said in a written statement. "It is also about all the personal 
information that ESC keeps and the people that depend on unemployment 
benefits while they search for work."

More than 10 percent of North Carolinians are now out of work.

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