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Audits uncovered 389 cases of accounting fraud from private kindergartens in Gwangju.

광주 사립유치원 감사서 회계 부정 등 의심 사례 389건 적발

 

The Gwangju Office of Education disclosed  results of an audit that showed rampant misuse of government money at around 389 private kindergartens from October of 2018. The audit was conducted due to the governments plans to overhaul the countrys kindergartens amid growing mistrust among parents.



The investigation found 389 violations from 53 kindergartens until last July. From the audit, 114 people were penalized at different levels.  Financial penalties were also given including retrieval of almost 3.3 billion won.

 

According to the Private School Act, income from a school account cannot be used for non-school purposes. In one case, accounts suggested that a kindergarten founder overcharged parents for tuition and field trips, and used the funds to buy health care products for herself and makeup products as gifts for parents.

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