AP audit reveals overspending at North Carolina Marine Corps base

A recent accounts payable audit identified more than $37,000 worth of overspending on a construction project at North Carolina Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, according to the Jacksonville Daily News.

Specifically, the AP audit found that the base's public works personnel failed to archive documents to support $20.5 million of the $21.7 million project. The undertaking was funded using part of the more than $7 billion awarded to the Department of Defense by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

"The base is carefully considering the findings to examine process improvements in support of all current and future project-related planning and programming," said Camp Lejeune spokesman Nat Fahy in a statement quoted by the news source. Fahy noted that the base continues to contend that it acted in accordance with orders from the Marine Corps.

Last month, the results of an AP audit of the State Health Plan was released by officials, according to the News & Observer. A total of $48 million in health insurance overpayments were identified, along with numerous instances of duplicate payments

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