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Audit raising questions about spending in Baltimore City Hall

Posted: 10:21 AM, Sep 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-27 10:21:06-04

An audit is raising questions about spending in City Hall, specifically in the mayor's office. 

Some of the purchases in question include about $23,000 used to buy coats for the homeless and pay for the dry cleaning of donated coats. 

Also, More than $1,300 was spent on furniture, $500 at an Orioles game, and $300 on lunches. There was a credit card limit increase from $15,000 to $40,000 as well,  which had not been approved.

Baltimore's Director of Finance says the limit increase was valid but was not documented correctly.  

"We didn't put a memo in the file to indicate on this particular date we increased the card by 'X' amount. Other than that there was nothing inappropriate with that particular transaction."

A reimbursement has been requested for the furniture purchases and the money spent at the Orioles game. Money for the coats has already been reimbursed.

The Director of Finance says the money spent on food was reasonable and appropriate.