It's enough that Office Depot never has any good coupons and crappy customer service. Now, county officials say, they might be overcharging us taxpayers.
This week, Hillsborough County auditors began an investigation into Office Depot's contracts with various county departments amid reports from other counties that the office supply giant may be overcharging for its products.
From the Tribune:
The auditor's office learned the Florida Attorney General's Office is investigating Office Depot's contracts with several local governments in the state. Auditors in Lee County say Office Depot overcharged the county $60,000.
Other states have concluded investigations and accused the office supply company of overcharging, the Hillsborough auditor said. Office Depot was forced to repay California $2.5 million for overcharges.
(Add Nebraska and North Carolina to the mix, too.)
Maybe next time Hillsborough officials will consider going with Dunder Mifflin: