The accountants caught it, and started digging around to figure out why we had bought so much wood, drywall, and other building materials. Finally someone got the idea to start driving around and looking at the employees homes, and found the huge addition on the girlfriends home.
They were both fired for theft.
The BEST part is that it wasn’t even her house, it was a rental. Once she lost her job she couldn’t afford the rent anymore, and got evicted.
I’m sure the landlord was laughing his butt off at the whole thing, got a nice free addition.
The first day on the job, a barista charged my corporate card $4500 for a latte, instead of $4.50.
I worked at a strip club back in the 90’s and a customer ran up a $3500 tab on his corporate Amex and left without closing it out. A few days later we got a visit from the police as he reported the card stolen. Thing is he was a regular and we had plenty of video footage of him getting lap dances while wearing his corporate issued polo shirt. He not only got fired but was charged with filing a false police report which led to his wife divorcing him.
Back when I was in high school I took a cooking class, this is in a small town where the grocery store is only a stones throw away from the high school and cooking students are often sent to the store to pick up ingredients, when a student would do this they would get a little card which they used to pay and they would have sign a little form at the till (source : did this several times) so this one day the teacher ask this kid to go the store to get oats, he comes back with a bag completely full, when he’s asked how much he spent on said oats he responds “about 200 dollars” as if that was a completely normal amount of money to spend on oats
I wish I was kidding.
We had a co-worker, may he rest in peace. He spent €13,000 in the strip club with the company card. He would have spent more if the bank hadn’t blocked the card.
Had a friend who managed to spend $20k on her corporate card over the course of about a year and a half.
Apparently she felt like she wasn’t being compensated or treated well at her job (even though she actually was) and would go out and buy things on the card. Dinner, gas, books, make up, clothes, etc.