Audit: Bronx Co. for Disabled Toddlers Used Gov't Funds for Poconos Getaway

Audit finds company used government funds to set up weekend getaway

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    New York state auditors say the owners of a Bronx company that employs teachers for toddlers with disabilities used thousands of dollars in government funds to fix up a weekend getaway in the Poconos.      

    The owners of a Troy, N.Y. company in the same program diverted more than $800,000 for expenses including the full-time salary of an executive who lived in South Carolina and seldom worked, according to The New York Times.      

    Those are among the findings of the first of 18 audits being conducted by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli of the preschool special education program.

    The $2 billion system uses private contractors to deliver services to 3- and 4-year-olds.      

    The first three audits have already led to criminal charges. They will be released on Monday.      

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