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Audit finds 329 disabled residents were overcharged for care

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South Carolina's inspector general says hundreds of people with disabilities are being overcharged for their care in group homes.

A letter by Patrick Maley released Thursday shows that 10 providers for the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs have overcharged 329 disabled clients roughly $2 million in rent since July 2012.

Eight providers did not properly credit federal housing subsidies that are supposed to offset room and board costs. They didn't financially benefit from the errors. One provider gave no credit while keeping hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal subsidies.

The final provider made what Maley described as minor calculation errors. He says he didn't find criminal intent

An accounting firm's accompanying report shows Greenville County's disability board overcharged the most. Its director did not return a message.

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