Audit of foster care agencies - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Audit of foster care agencies

Posted:

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved an audit of foster care agencies and the state's monitoring of them, in the wake of disclosures a Middleton foster care agency inappropriately charged the state for a Lexus, boats and other improper expenses.

Audit committee co-chairperson Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Town of Randall) said Community Care Resources' improper use of more than $6 million raises the specter such fraud could be going on elsewhere in the foster care system.

The expenditures by the firm's president and his wife, an employee, were uncovered through a review over several years by officials of the department of children and families. CCR's license was revoked last month. The company has appealed the revocation and a company spokesperson has denied wrongdoing.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact Director of Station Operations Lisa Patrow at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.