City inspector general uncovers $3.4 million in uncashed checks

The U.S. Department of Defense handed over $3.4 million to the City of Philadelphia today, the product of a city Inspector General investigation which found evidence of uncashed 2005 wage tax checks from the D.O.D. to the city.

Inspector General Amy Kurland came across the missing funds as part of an ongoing corruption investigation into a former city employee. Kurland had little to say about that ongoing probe, but she said the city notified the D.O.D. of what it found, and D.O.D. records confirmed that the 2005 checks had never been cashed.

Kurland said the city is reconciling all wage tax accounts involving federal agencies as part of its investigation, and she predicted that more uncashed funds would be found.

News of the uncashed check was announced at a press conference where Kurland touted her office's accomplishments over the past year.

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