By Michael Biesecker
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
The Office of the State Auditor launched the investigation at the
Employment Security Commission in August 2009 after a tip to its hot
"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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