Firefighters suspended in mileage fraud

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The Chicago Fire Department has suspended 16 more firefighters and paramedics for falsifying claims for mileage reimbursement; a 17th firefighter has already retired.

Chicago Fire Department House FireIn 2009, the firefighters together collected more than $35,000 in reimbursements for miles they never actually drove; they’ll be suspended for between 30 and 45 days.

The city’s inspector general has recommended they be fired, but it’s unlikely they’ll lose their jobs.

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