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Senate committee to hear more about Middleton agency overcharging taxpayers


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin lawmakers will hear more Thursday about accusations that a Middleton foster care agency overcharged taxpayers by over $6 million.

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on a recent state audit of Community Care Resources.

It accused owner Dan Simon of taking state foster care reimbursements for inflated salaries, lavish trips, and maintaining fleets of personal vehicles and boats. State officials said the firm exploited weaknesses in the government’s financial oversight.

The Department of Children and Families has revoked Community Care’s license, and it’s seeking repayment of the overcharges – which reportedly totaled $1 for every $3 in taxes the firm received.

Simon defended the reimbursements, saying the owners were grossly underpaid.