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Augusta Commissioner Wants Investigation Into Time Card Fraud

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Augusta Commissioners are looking for answers after tens of thousands of dollars of city money goes missing.

As we first reported, Terrilynn Brown was arrested on two counts of theft by deception for submitting phony time cards and collecting more than $86,000 for work she did not do. 

Brown was hired through a temp agency (Augusta Staffing) and worked for a consultant on an Augusta Utilities Department construction project, the expansion of the waste water treatment plant.

For nine months after that project ended, Brown allegedly continue to submit time slips and be paid.

This has some Commissioners calling for an investigation into what went wrong.

"Evidently, there's a lack of accountability, and someone should be held accountable, and there should be a thorough investigation and if we find somebody was derelict in their duties, then appropriate action should be taken," says Commissioner Bill Lockett.

Utilities Department Director Tom Wiedmeier says his office has tightened internal controls on approving time cards to prevent something like this from happening again. He says he would welcome a Commission investigation.

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