Mar 10, 2018

CLEVELAND -- The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) issued the following statement to WJW TV-8 in response to Bill Sheil's Friday report about RTA's Internal Audit investigation into prescription drug payments.

As a result of an internal risk assessment, RTA Internal Audit identified some issues of concern and immediately launched an investigation.

We also notified other entities, who were likely unaware of fraudulent prescription payouts, that they were likely the subject of a nationwide scam.

Without providing specific details, what we can tell you is, we found it, we stopped the payouts and we contacted the appropriate federal authorities.

We have already put internal controls in place to ensure that this does not happen again, and we have already taken action to recover any and all losses to RTA.

This investigation is still ongoing, so we cannot provide any additional details at this time, but hope to do so soon.


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