"Washington Times" reports employees used federal credit cards to buy televisions, gold coins, clothing and other items.
The purchases were reportedly made during an 18-month transition period when the department was being folded into Homeland Security.
Twenty-one employees allegedly took advantage of the transition to go on a federally-funded spending spree.
One staffer reportedly spent 60-thousand dollars on tuition payments and professional memberships while another charged 17-thousand dollars for suits at Macy's and the Men's Wearhouse.
Of the 21 suspected of misuse during the five-year investigation, three resigned, four retired and five faced reprimand, although no action was ever taken against them.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:28 AM on May. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by AutumnLybbie at 9:37 AM on May. 25, 2010
My husband has a government credit card. He uses it for TDY's, PCS's, etc.... It MUST be paid in full at the end of each month. I would hope this is a rule that is across the board. It would deter abusive behavior like this. These people should be made example of and punished, even fired..
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:01 AM on May. 25, 2010
They should NOT use it for personal use, I used to have one if we did that it was grounds for terminiation...I can't tell you how many were FIRED for that.
Yes, they SHOULD be fired
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:31 AM on May. 25, 2010
Answer by urkiddingright at 11:09 AM on May. 25, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:29 PM on May. 25, 2010
My husband has a Co CC for personal use when he travels for business (clients included). Yes, the Co pays for all expenses incurred: transportation, food, lodging. Of course, diligence is involved. All bills are reconciled on a monthly basis.
He travels a great deal, probably about 30% of the time.
Answer by Sisteract at 3:06 PM on May. 25, 2010