Auditors for the State Comptrollers Office conducted an investigation into the amount of money the state was charged by vendors who supply meals to senior citizens and found that taxpayers were getting hit with 1.6 million dollars a year in overcharges.
The investigation found that 80 of the 246 vendors contracted by the state served fewer meals than they agreed to.
The audit also found vendors charging as much as $18.00 dollars per meal instead of the agreed upon amount of 3 to 6 dollars per meal.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli stated that the meal service monetary issues will be addressed by the Department Of Aging.
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