The Inside Job
I work in Accounting for a mid-size company. Recently I was reconciling some charges on one of the corporate credit cards and noticed something funny. One card that our President uses had more than $10,000 in charges to a local retail store on it.
Once he was informed of the fraudulent charges on the corporate card, I was shocked to see that the President of the company seemed to not care about it. I soon learned that an investigation was underway as to who had made the charges, because it wasn’t the President. Someone in HR was able to determine that the head Executive Assistant had taken the card and spent the money. They soon suggested to the President that she should be fired obviously. He said no and to just have the company cut her a check for $10,000 so she could repay the charges. So I’m thinking to myself, ‘We are going to give her $10,000 to repay the $10,000 that she already stole?’ Yeah, makes sense I guess. Not.
So that’s exactly what they did. They paid her so she could repay the company. What a joke. She took the credit card two months later and did the exact same thing again…this time for $15,000. And once again, the President had us pay her in order for her to reimburse the company.
I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that we found out the President and the Executive Assistant are having a relationship!
Submitted by MegTags: Administrative Assistant, Corporate America, Credit Cards, Investigation