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Beckley board says use of truck for vacation OK

CHARLESTON (AP) — Beckley Sanitary Board officials say a manager didn’t do anything wrong when he took a government-owned vehicle on vacation.

The Charleston Gazette reports that someone photographed the pickup truck on July 10 at a shopping plaza in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and posted it on Facebook. The truck had a West Virginia municipal license plate.

Sanitary board officials told the newspaper that the truck is assigned to a senior manager at the board.

Beckley Mayor and board chairman William O’Brien says the board has historically provided company vehicles to senior management employees as part of their compensation package. He says the vehicles are considered taxable fringe benefits. Employees must report personal use and mileage for personal use to the Internal Revenue Service.

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