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


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.

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