From the Daily News:
New city audits have found 39 city retirees double-dipping with new public jobs - and pulling in some $600,000 in improper pension payments, the Daily News has learned.
"Immediate action ... is needed to investigate and recoup, if appropriate, any improper payments made to these retirees identified as possible 'double-dippers,'" auditors from City Controller William Thompson's office wrote.
The retirees were not named, but included a retired assistant district attorney collecting a $69,660 pension on top of a $99,100 consulting contract for the state courts.
Also cited was a retired police captain who earned $51,246 as a city teacher on top of a $55,622 pension and a retired teacher with a $55,882 pension who also worked an FDNY office job for $76,490.
Retired city workers generally cannot claim pension benefits if they take another city or state job, though some are allowed to do so if they obtain waivers.
Some retirees caught double-dipping can apply for retroactive waivers - or else they will have their improper payments deducted from future pension checks.