Gov. Malloy announced Monday that auditors have been hired to investigate whether state workers fraudulently received federal emergency money to replace spoiled food after Tropical Storm Irene, according to the Associated Press.
In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service for residents enrolled in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. About 208,000 low-income households in Connecticut are enrolled in the program. The income the state workers in question we receiving at the time would have disqualified them from the program, according to Gov. Malloy.
None of the allegations have been confirmed as of Sunday, according to the Associated Press, nor did Malloy provide any estimates as to how much money might have gone to these employees.