ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (WR) — The town of Albuquerque ought to ask a councilor to repay $4,000 again to town of a visit to a few East Coast cities, the New Mexico’s state auditor stated Friday.

The Albuquerque Journal studies State Auditor Brian Colón stated his workplace’s evaluate of a 14-day journey by Metropolis Councilor Klarissa Peña discovered further prices that violate metropolis insurance policies on reimbursements.

The evaluate got here after Pena traveled in June to Philadelphia, New York Metropolis, and Washington to attend a convention for metropolis council presidents in Philadelphia.

Information present Pena billed town $3,290 for prepare tickets and one other $2,082 for lodges.

Pena instructed KOAT-TV she took a prepare as a result of she’s afraid of planes.

She additionally took her husband and two grandchildren and defended the transfer since she stated the household hardly ever travels.

In an announcement, Peña stated she is dedicated to repaying town and desires town to look into its journey insurance policies.