- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A city report says a firm that managed six Detroit parking garages has overbilled the city nearly $177,000 over the past two years.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1w9RduT ) the city inspector general found Detroit-based Park-Rite exceeded yearly reimbursement limits. The report says the company didn’t correctly document employee hours and charged Detroit for manager and employee bonuses.

It says the city’s parking department didn’t properly monitor the contractor. The department is taking steps to prevent future issues.

City officials confirmed last week Park-Rite’s contract was terminated earlier this month because its services were no longer needed. They say the move wasn’t related to the report.

Park-Rite owner Michael Aubrey said Thursday he hadn’t seen the report but denied overbilling the city. He says Park-Rite followed the approval process and the allegations “came out of nowhere.”

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/


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