Updated: Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010, 2:35 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010, 2:34 PM EDT
BUFFALO, NY - The city of Buffalo has been paying insurance and health premiums for 170 dead employees - more than originally reported.
The Buffalo News reports that a review using a Social Security database revealed 170 dead workers have been receiving health insurance. The original figure identified in an audit last week was 152.
The cash-strapped city paid out more than $2 million for unnecessary premiums.
All but a handful of the deceased individuals have died within the past two years, a time period when the city has had only one insurance provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield.