The Clarion-Ledger, 12/7/8

Problems in the city of Jackson’s fuel monitoring program are so widespread that they range from low-level employees all the way up to the mayor’s office, according to documents obtained by The Clarion-Ledger.

From July to October, an audit of the Fuelman discount gas program revealed that 945 of the 1,088 employees authorized to use a card made questionable purchases, resulting in about 24,260 flagged transactions.

Among those whose purchases were marked as potential problems were Mayor Frank Melton and the Jackson police officer in charge of the department’s fleet. Another JPD officer was cited for questionable purchases 172 times in that 90-day period.