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empty office area Many of the employees who were dismissed worked in the firm’s brokerage unit. (Photo: Getty)

(Bloomberg) –Fidelity Investments has fired about 200 employees who were accused of abusing company benefits, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Fidelity had a program which reimbursed workers for 20 percent of the purchase of computer equipment up to $10,000. An audit found that some employees returned the equipment without reporting it, keeping the reimbursement allowance, said the person, who declined to be named.

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