As Rush commented, if it happened once, we can bet that it happened on many, many such reports. (Is there an investigative journalist in the state?)
Do not believe any of the government figures on jobs created or saved. They are fictional.
The truth is that the "stimulus" plan was an abject failure. It failed to stimulate the economy and failed to hold down the unemployment rate, as the Democrats, including the president, claimed it would. The only thing that it succeeded in doing is creating a massive political slush fund and driving up the national debt at a rate and to heights never seen before.
And unless they're stopped, the Democrats are ready to do it again. Keep the pressure on and throw the bums out of office as soon as you get the chance.