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Friday, July 17, 2015

Orlando City Commissioners racked up close to $47K on city credit cards

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Orlando’s elected representatives charged nearly $47,000 in a year to city-issued credit cards funded by taxpayer dollars.

An investigation by WFTV 9 found that Commissioners Sam Ings and Regina Hill made the bulk of the transactions, collectively spending close to $42,000. Ings spent $27,600, of which about half was for traveling, meals and entertainment expenses, with one $887 charge from the Amway Center and another $783 charge from the Metrowest Golf Club.

Hill spent about $14,000 in several retail stores, which she told the TV station was for “office supplies and items needed for community events.”

Commissioners Jim Gray, Tony Ortiz and Robert Stuart collectively spent a little over $5,000, which they said was mostly for meals while on city business. Commissioner Patty Sheehan does not have a city-issued credit card. You can look at the detailed expenses by downloading this document here

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