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EDMONDS, Wash. -- Two food service workers with the Edmonds School District padded their paychecks in 2011 and 2012 by preparing more than 1,500 extra meals that were thrown in the trash.

The Daily Herald reports their salaries were based on the number of subsidized meals for children in free or reduced lunch programs. The workers made meals for students who were absent or meals that were unneeded. So, the district has to repay nearly $4,500 in federal funding.

The district discovered the school lunch scheme and reported it to state auditors.

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