Robert Davis, director of the Cleveland Water Division, speaks with Cleveland 19 reporter Scott Taylor. (Source: WOIO)

Cleveland 19 has learned four employees with the City of Cleveland’s Water Division took what they learned at work back home and were able to bypass their city meters and receive water for free.

“It’s disheartening,” Robert Davis, director of the Cleveland Water Division said. “We hold our employees to a standard of transparency and accountability.”

One of these employees was so daring, their meter at the house was recently discovered to show no water consumption at all.

Cleveland 19 asked for names, but so far the city hasn’t turned them over.

Would they have found this so quickly five years ago?

“I don’t believe so,” Davis said.

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