Audit: NYC Preschool Company Overbilled State

The audit also found that the owners violated tax regulations

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012  |  Updated 8:40 AM EDT
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Audit: NYC Preschool Company Overbilled State

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A New York City company that teaches disabled toddlers is accused of improperly billing the state nearly $1.5 million.

According to The New York Times, an audit by the state comptroller's office shows that Bilingual SEIT and Preschool of Queens used the money to bill the state for its cars, inflated salaries and expensive children's furniture.

The audit also found that the owners violated tax regulations.

The comptroller's investigators turned their findings over to the Queens district attorney's office.

A lawyer for the company declined to comment.

The company employs special education teachers who work one-on-one with children in their homes or in nursery schools.

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