A recent government audit found several federal workers and a contractor guilty of using more than $1 million of charity money for their own personal use, the Christian Headlines website reports today (May 22, 2014).
The government workers called themselves volunteers of the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) -- an annual charity drive -- and abused the money for perks, such as massages and expensive meals. Workers also attended events for the charity in Las Vegas and New Orleans, extending their stay longer than necessary.
Although the government employees volunteered their time for the charity, they were still being paid their full salaries.
The audit -- which revealed there was suspicious spending through 2013 -- found members of the Alexandria, Virginia chapter of the CFC abusing contributions granted the charity amounting to $764,069 in 2012. The report found another $300,000 in "petty" expenses such as dry cleaning bills and gift shop purchases.