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If there is a corporate credit card issued in someones name

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If there is a corporate credit card issued in someones name and it is not always used for business. Is there anything that can be legally done to them
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

I'm so sorry this popped up on my screen inadvertently while I was responding to another question. Therefore, I am going to opt out to open your question up to all experts so another expert can hopefully timely provide you the information you seek. Please do not respond to this post as it will only slow the process of such an expert picking up your question. Take care.

Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

Can you please tell me a little more about the situation:

1) What state is this in?

2) Who is using the card - an employee, etc? Your business? Or, is this somewhere you work? In other word, what is the background on this situation and what is your position in relation to the situation?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
State is Illinois it is an employee that has a card issued in their name
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Let us say that employee's name is "Bob."

Who are you to the business? Are you another employee who knows what Bob is doing? Or are you Bob's manager or supervisor? Etc.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Neither. .This is information for a friend of mine
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Okay. Anyhow, yes, there can be three levels of action.


The employee may be demoted/terminated once this is found out.


If the employer wants to, the employee may be sued for the money that they used for personal use on the credit card.


If the employer wants to, the employer can file a criminal complaint. The employee may then be liable criminally and may face criminal charges of embezzlement/theft. However without knowing more (what actually happened, how much was spent, what state this is in), it is hard to say exactly what kind of criminal charges he may be facing.

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Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!