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Fox 29 Investigates: Double Dip Payback


Three weeks ago, Fox 29 Investigates introduced you Port Richmond carpenter William Pellegrini.

Pellegrini was caught “double dipping” - essentially working side jobs while on the clock for the Philadelphia School District.

Just before we aired our story, Pellegrini resigned and put in for early retirement.

Now Fox 29 Investigates has learned Pellegrini will reimburse taxpayers for the time we saw him “double-dipping” on the school district’s dime.

Following an investigation by the District’s Inspector General, prompted by Fox 29’s broadcast, Pellegrini will reimburse taxpayers to the tune of $1,975 for the 10 days cited in out report.

The money will come out of Pellegrini’s termination pay.

We asked the Inspector General and the school district for an on-camera interview, but they declined.

In a statement released late this afternoon, the District released the following statement:

“The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Inspector General has structured an agreement that requires that William Pellegrini reimburses the District for the misuse of work time. The District is continuing its investigation related to the allegations and will act according to the findings at the end of the investigation. The District does not condone this type of behavior and views these allegations very seriously.”

Fox 29 called Pellegrini for comment, but he did not immediately return out call.

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