Feds question Seaside Heights officials on Sandy spending

 Construction of the new boardwalk on the northern end of Seaside Heights, N.J., Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Construction of the new boardwalk on the northern end of Seaside Heights, N.J., Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Federal investigators have questioned Seaside Heights officials about bills the borough submitted for cleanup and recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Seaside Heights officials told The Star-Ledger that the FBI and the federal Department of Homeland Security had questioned them about requests for reimbursement the town made after the devastating Oct. 29 storm.

Borough Administrator John Camera says investigators are trying to verify the legitimacy of several claims. They include payments to reimburse the owners of an Army-Navy store broken into by first responders who needed rescue supplies during the storm, as well as vehicles Seaside Heights leased to replace ones wrecked by flood waters.

The FBI declined comment.

Mayor Bill Akers tells the newspaper he spoke with homeland security investigators and is fully cooperating.

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