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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state inspector general’s report says a former top aide to Ohio’s lieutenant governor claimed traveling to salon appointments as work and got paid for it.
The state’s watchdog reviewed work records for Laura Johnson – Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s former chief of staff – and Johnson’s administrative assistant.
Both employees resigned in June 2014 after irregularities were discovered in their timesheets.
The state’s watchdog said Tuesday that a review of records brought into question the employees’ claims for pay for a number of working hours outside the office. The report found Johnson claimed pay for about 18 hours in travel to or from salon appointments.
A spokeswoman for Taylor says she remains disappointed that flexibilities provided to Johnson were abused.
A phone number for Johnson wasn’t immediately available Tuesday.