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Audit says NC agency failed to recover money

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina state auditor says an agency's failure to fix problems identified by an audit four years ago has resulted in more tax money wasted.

The News & Observer (http://bit.ly/1mhi1RY) reported the Division of Purchase and Contract is supposed to monitor public spending on supplies. The newspaper said a 2008 audit of the department found that it was overcharged $300,000 over a six-month period, and more than $11 million was spent without oversight,

A follow-up report was filed June 25 by State Auditor Beth Wood. She is to present her new findings to a legislative committee in August.

The new audit says it found nothing to support the agency's response to the 2008 audit that said there was no harm to taxpayers.

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