If you have a company credit card issued in your name can they press charges for unauthorized purchases?

Asked on August 16, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it can. If intentionally done, this type of use is fraudulent. Accordingly, you could be criminally charged for unauthorized purchases. You have to be very careful to read and understand your company’s policies regarding the use of these cards. Aside from criminal charges, your employment may be terminated and you can be held liable for the amount of the charges, which may or may not be automatically deducted from your wages (depending on company policy or the like).

At this point, you should consult directly with a criminal law attorney ASAP.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.