Public perk costs South Florida taxpayers millions of dollars

Contact 5 Special Report

How would you like to retire with an extra $100,000 or $200,000?

It may sound like a silly question, but the Contact 5 Investigators discovered thousands of public employees in Palm Beach County and along the Treasure Coast are retiring with tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of extra dollars. 

How?

The Contact 5 Investigators. along with our news partners Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, reviewed the records of local governments and school employees and found millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent to pay employees who have unused time off. 

Find out how much sick days are costing you and hear from a local retiree who's more than $100,000 richer because he rarely took a day off.

Watch this Special Contact 5 Report Friday at 11 p.m. only on NewsChannel 5.

To read or watch this investigation, click here    bitly link: http://bit.ly/J6slJj

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