MADISON (WKOW) -- An audit by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau is raising questions about nearly $130,000 of transactions made by Wisconsin child-placing agencies between 2010 and 2012.
The Bureau recommends in its audit, released Wednesday, that the money be justified or repaid.
The audit looked at five of 24 child placement agencies that the state Department of Children and Families is responsible for overseeing. All are licensed by DCF to place and monitor children in foster homes.
State lawmakers ordered the audit earlier this year over concerns about excessive salaries, personal expenses and undocumented expenditures at child-placing agencies.
State Sen. Rob Cowles, co-chairman of the Audit Committee, says the report shows the need for improved oversight and financial tracking at the Department of Children and Families.
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