This story about overpaying and mismanaging funds is somewhat unusual, it seems. It doesn’t involve California.

Taxpayers have unknowingly been footing the bill for millions in bonuses and perks for toll workers in New Jersey.

From My Fox New York:

Auditors say the New Jersey Turnpike Authority wasted $43 million on unneeded perks and bonuses.  In one case, an employee with a base salary of $73,469 earned $321,985 when all payouts and bonuses were included.

The audit says that toll dollars From the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway were spent on items ranging from an employee bowling league to employee bonuses for working on birthdays and holidays.

Read the full article here.