County Wants Employee Overpayments Back

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In Georgia, about 180 Gwinnett County employees are being asked to return thousands of dollars the county says they were overpaid 16 years ago. Employees can exchange some vacation time or a holiday to get rid of the debt. They can also pay in cash.

LYNN NEARY, host:

Good morning. I'm Lynn Neary. These days everyone's grateful for a paycheck. But imagine being told you were overpaid 16 years ago and now you have to make up the difference. Officials in Gwinnett County, Georgia are trying to recoup almost $40,000 from employees who mistakenly got some extra cash in 1994. Now the county wants that money back. Employees can exchange some vacation time or a holiday to get rid of the debt. Or they can pay up in cold hard cash.

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