Counties kept in dark about alleged abuses at foster-care agency

A Middleton foster-care company may have managed to overcharge taxpayers by an alleged $6.1 million by exploiting weaknesses in the financial oversight exercised by counties and the state, the State Journal has found.

County officials working with Community Care Resources said the financial information disclosed by CCR was not detailed enough to alert them to the alleged widespread misuse of taxpayer dollars between 2009 and 2011.

And until a year ago, the state Department of Children and Families had no oversight over the charges the company billed each county, agency spokeswoman Sara Buschman said.

Via Dee Hall @ Wisconsin State Journal.