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What do I do if I catch an employee using a company credit card for personal use?

Some of our staff have company credit cards, especially the sales staff who travel a lot and entertain clients. We recently noticed some unapproved charges on 2 of our staffs' co. cred cards and can prove they are not business related. What is the best course of action to take?

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    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    So many people today have no morals and do not make good decisions. They shoplift for a scarf and risk a year in jail and a criminal record. Cashiers steal from Wallmart, K-Mart, CVS, and all the major chains. People use credit card that are stolen or borrowed or use company cards to get items that are not business expenses. If it was a small amount and they are good employees make them pay it back and forgive them. If it was really out of line and they were taking a lot of money for obvious personal items and can be replaced fire them after getting restitution. If it is thousand have them arrested.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/19/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Report them to the company and let them decide whether the police should be brought in.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/19/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    How about talk to the employees? Why would you need an on-line answer to know that you talk to employees? You are going to need an attorney for the lawsuit you will create since you do not know how to conduct business.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 3/18/2013
    John F Brennan | Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    24001 Greater Mack
    St Clair Shores, MI 48080
    (586) 778-0900
    Inform the management, then leave it to them, there may be a good explanation.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/18/2013
    Marshall Tauber | Law Offices of Marshall Tauber
    39520 Woodward Ave., Suite 230
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    (877) 682-8237
    Call my office for complete details. Does your company have a written credit card policy that is given to employees with cards or, have you told employees to check company policy that may not have been provided? If not, it's time to have a such a policy and to deliver copies to all employees who have cards.? That doesn't mean that you cannot enforce a policy that requires reimbursement of all expenses that are determined to be personal on an employee's card the key concept here is to give notice that the company does not allow personal expenses to be charged on the company cards.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/18/2013
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