WILKES-BARRE – Luzerne County Prison Deputy Warden Sam Hyder Thursday turned in receipts for $1,385.35 in expenses charged to his county debit card and paid another $1,377.73 to cover charges that were deemed unallowable by the controller’s office...He previously paid back $1,390.20, bringing his total reimbursement to the county to $2,767.93.
Hyder said he is still trying to obtain receipts for the $2,767.93 in expenses he cannot account for.
I can understand his dilemma because I'm having trouble finding copies of some tax documents from 2006. When you were never asked to produce a receipt for a few years to justify your expenses it's easy to get lazy about paperwork. When Hyder was issued the debit card he had to sign an agreement that stated he had to produce a receipt within 3 days whenever he charged something, it must of been in the fine print and he missed it. Controller Maryanne Petrilla was suppossed to review the charges and approve them but she claims she didn't know anything about the cards. So now Mr. Hyder has been reappointed to his job with a raise with the help of his sponsor Greg Skrepnak and the votes of 2 prison board members who had a nice meal and other fun while on a junket to Las Vegas with Hyder.
Regular commenter Zen who writes Political Rants asks what is the difference between the Luzerne County debit card abusers and the PSU-W-B maintenance director that was charged with theft for abusing his debit card. Good question.
What is the difference between this guy and Hyder?
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