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Wright Express Corporation
City wasted $918,000 on gas cards, inspector general finds

Baltimore city employees wasted nearly $1 million in recent years purchasing fuel at private gas stations instead of filling up at cheaper, government-owned pumps, the city's inspector general reported Tuesday. Inspector General David N. McClintock probed expenses under a contract with Wright Express Financial Services, which managed gasoline credit cards given to some city employees, partly for use while traveling, from 2007 to 2012. McClintock concluded that a small program initially intended for limited law enforcement purposes, such as letting sheriff's deputies transporting prisoners fill up on road trips, expanded greatly and led to questionable spending. In some cases,...