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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/ 7/2010

More tuition abuses in Montgomery?

By Washington Post editors

Almost 40 percent of police officers who took job training courses under Montgomery County's tuition assistance program did so while on the clock, according to an internal police investigation, violating county rules and showcasing more widespread abuse of the classes, the Washington Examiner reports.

A February police probe obtained by the newspaper shows about 360 police officers between fiscal 2007 and 2009 took training courses under the tuition assistance program while on the clock -- costing taxpayers $273,000. County employees were not allowed to take the classes during their official workday.

Coupled with more than $400,000 public money county officials say was squandered on steep gun discounts, the tuition assistance program wasted about $700,000 -- at a minimum -- in taxpayer money, according to the findings.

By Washington Post editors  | July 7, 2010; 11:15 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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One corrupt force.

Posted by: jckdoors | July 7, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

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