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Custodians paid for more time than they worked

October 19, 2011

ODESSA, FL — Two Pasco County school custodians face suspension over allegations that they claimed to be working when they had actually left work for the day, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Odessa Elementary School principal Teresa Love discovered the irregularity when reviewing the school''s alarm records; the alarm was set at 8:30 p.m. when the custodial shift didn''t end until 9, the time recorded on the custodian''s timecards, the article stated.

According to the article, through video surveillance, campus spot checks and interviews, district officials were able to determine that the custodians had claimed nearly 70 hours each in pay for work they had not done.

"I didn''t get any denial from any of the employees that it had been happening, and it had been going on for a long time," district employee relations director Kevin Shibley said.

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