A whistleblower prompted the auditor to launch his investigation. An employee in the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprise was accused of trading stocks at work. The employee visited E*TRADE, NASDAQ and personal banking sites more than 650 times, according to the audit.
Witnesses told investigators they had seen this go on for years, even after an earlier reprimand. The employee hired an attorney who told the state his client would not cooperate with investigators.
The audit found that workers with agencies from the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprise to the Department of Social and Health Services did everything from plan weddings to run a nonprofit business from their work computers.
Lord knows similar audits wouldn't find the exact same thing at any other large organization that has Internet access.