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Oh, So This Is Why P-Cards Aren’t a Good Idea?


P-Cards are always a love/hate topic.  Some people swear by them as an easier-than-easy way to purchase goods and services without a lot of paperwork and process.  Others despise them as a way to bypass the entire purchasing process.  And as an invitation for fraudulent use.  Witness this gem:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/24/AR2008062401198.html

In this case, a worker with the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority allegedly racked up a total of $12,600 in fraudulent charges for things like Toshiba DVD players, sound systems, a Dirt Devil steam cleaner, a Dell computer and cell phones, all of which later turned up in a police search of her house.

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