An examination of a year’s worth of statements from county-issued credit cards shows outlandish spending among some Lake County government employees, including a $2,000 steakhouse dinner.
CBS 2 uncovered hundreds of county workers using tax dollars in an unchecked spending spree.
Lake County has issued 260 procurement cards to employees, and CBS 2 found tens-of-thousands has been spent on food and fun.
The credit card statements show $2,664 spent on June 11 at 129 Center Cut, a steakhouse in northwest suburban Grayslake, on a card issued to one Lake County official.
Back on December 18, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office employee ran up a $3,082 tab at Moretti’s, a restaurant in Fox Lake.
During another month this past year, one Lake County Health Department employee spent $630 at Panera Bread. Another health department employee ran up a $461 tab on movies and other entertainment and spent $433 on food.