If I was issued a company credit card in my name and I used it a few times for personal use, other than facing termination what legal action can happen?

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If I was issued a company credit card in my name and I used it a few times for personal use, other than facing termination what legal action can happen?

Asked on September 29, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

1 You could be sued by the company to recover from you any amounts you spent on personal use.
2 If you knew or reasonably must have known at the time you used the card for personal use that such was improper e.g. this was not an error or oversight, such as accidentlally grabbing the wrong card from your wallet, you committed a crime--conversion, or misappropriate someone else's property entrusted to you. You could potentially face criminal prosecution.


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