8 egregious expense report abuses

Expense report padding may seem like a harmless offense, but it's still fraud. Here are 8 cases where employees and public officials got caught cheating big.

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Jan 7, 2013 8:45PM
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Why didn't they mention Michelle Obama's $85,000 high tech shoe closet she just had built at the Whitehouse to hold her 650 pairs of shoes, or her 4 full time people that select her wardrobe @ $155,000 a year salary, not including her 2 full time fashion accessory assistants @ $150,000 a year, the chefs and cooking staff, and the 3 full time Whitehouse movie theater staffers @$140,000 a year popping fresh popcorn every hour in case one of the royal family wants to watch a movie. Makes Palin look like two bit trailer trash in comparison.
Jan 7, 2013 8:57PM
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I agree with all except Sarah Palin. She is not the one who requested the clothes....The others were just thieves padding there expense accounts... There is a big difference. Want to talk about padding expenses'... Try Mrs. Obama and the dozen assistants she added costing the taxpayers over a million a year. Never did any other first lady ever have more than two... And some wonder why we are 16 Trillion in debt...Guess MSN missed a big one... 

Jan 7, 2013 9:16PM
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Wake up People, the Gov food stamp credit card is being accepted at casinos, liquor stores, hair salons, and Caribbean Cruises, WHY? are you paying for this
Jan 7, 2013 9:13PM
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Has anyone looked at what is spend on Welfare and where a lot of people that are getting it spending the money.

If you are on welfare and can go to the Casino Strip Clubs and buy liquor you don't need welfare it should be taken out all together that would save Taxpayers some real money.

Jan 7, 2013 11:04PM
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Just saw a lady pay for a whole case of Pellegrino water with food stamps.  Now I will just bend over.
Jan 7, 2013 9:00PM
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Did you know you can buy Liquor, and a Caribbean cruise on your food stamp credit card, we need to send more money to B/O so he can "keep those votes coming
Jan 7, 2013 8:55PM
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$20 million dollar vacation wouldn't be worthy of discussion if the idiots writing hadn't mentioned Palin's  expenses.  By why bother reporting the truth.  Let's see...$150,000 raised by campaign contributors, vs. $20 million of taxpayer dollars.  But again, WHY bother with the truth.  It's just money

Jan 8, 2013 8:43AM
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how about our  president at Christmas  $6,000,000  + not to say any thing about the extra
 trip back to washington to make sure we spend more money at the government level
that we the tax payers will have to pay for.

wayne

in Nebraska.
Jan 7, 2013 8:42PM
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Okay, Okay, Okay! Not one mention of the Secret Service Agents who had extraordinary expenses for hooker services in a South American country!!! Be fair about it!  If you're gonna report Americans here in our country, why not the American trash in South American countries who agree to pay a specific amount, according to reports, for hooker services only to lie about it the next morning and offer her 20 bucks or whatever it was.  Thank God, she was smart enough to go to HER policemen in HER country rather than to try to work it out with the scum she spent the night with!  How about the secretayr of stunts slopping beer all over the floor while drinking and trying to dance.  Maybe that is why she is wearing a football helmet now.
Jan 8, 2013 6:53AM
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This is a drop in the bucket. 5 of the  top 10 richest counties in the US all border DC.

Most people buy houses to live in them long term. Since the politicians flat out told you

they don't give a damn about you. They must know you can't or won't do anything.

A welfare state is giving free room and board to people who don't do anything but exist in this country. We now have established a welfare state for the wealthy and they know they have free lunch for life. As long as they have people fighting against each other they have job security.

Jan 8, 2013 10:13AM
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welll what do you expect but yet more abuses of the system under the RECORD WELFARE ob obama?

he claims to have created 5 milion jobs; yet we have NOW record welfare and record food stamps?

gee tink anybody is gaming the system; cheating?

the Left wants it both ways

 

idiots and hypocrites

Jan 8, 2013 10:32AM
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sad to say that me or you as an american in dying need of assistance can't get it.i was just deniad medicaiad,i'm 57 and with apaying job of only 6000.00 a year.and still not qualify.now thats a kick in the ****.served my country and a model citizan.but wait lets give it to one's who don't work and are just sitting on their **** and driving bmw or cadd's.i see this everyday.it just makes me sick.
Jan 7, 2013 9:43PM
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oh, if ain't the banking/insurance, utility etc sucking you DRY, it's the Government.If that's NOT enough it's your Children.LIFE IS HELL !! excuse me, my neighbor wants to borrow a cup of sugar & a few eggs........
Jan 8, 2013 11:39AM
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This is nothing new: I have been a Hospital based Physician( ER DOC) for three decades and have "heard and seen it all". Ask any seasoned ER staffer about the nice clothes, jewelry, cars, iPhone,etc that the Obot under class has while claiming poverty and having "No Insurance and I know my rights" or Medicaid...only the GOP standing tall and united can stop "our lord and savior", "That One!", the Redistributor In Chief from doing what he wants-destroying the job creators-like the Corporation that owns the hospital and pays several THOUSAND of us to work for THEM!

Jan 8, 2013 10:44AM
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This is where they never want to cut, they would prefer to keep you arguing about raising social security age limit. But hey, don't worry it's ok - they care about us.
Jan 8, 2013 12:18PM
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No wonder why we have economy problems !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 8, 2013 9:44AM
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grocery stores are no better,they charge 30 percent if you have money on your card and you want cash. the card to buy food is a joke. it will say you spent 80 bucks but in reality the store give you 50 in cash and kept 30 bucks for themselves. what a world we live in.
Jan 8, 2013 2:30AM
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This is nothing.

 

Business owners routinely run thousands and thousands of personel expense items through company books every year. If they don't... they're just stupid... so please don't tell me they don't.

 

The amounts are not sufficient enough to get the attention of the IRS... it would cost more to conduct an audit than what they'd get back in taxes AND penalties (usually).

 

I mean... every election cycle politicians basically tell "small business" owners to go ahead and commit tax fraud... "Small business is the backbone of America..." In other words... keep doing what you're doing... we're not coming after ya! (and keep sending us those checks!)

 

Those items in the article... peanuts compared to billions of tax revenues lost to sanctioned fraud.

 

 

Jan 8, 2013 11:21AM
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i still think that our boraders should be close until we get this country on it's feet.send all the illegals back to where ever they are from with their anchor baby's.stop drianing my pockets with your problems.enough all ready.
Jan 8, 2013 1:11PM
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OH! Santa Bama Keep them cell phones and welfare checks comin and I will keep on pissin down my brothers back and tell him it is raining     P O S

 

Can you say IMPEACHMENT .... and FIRE all wasteful spenders .......wait then there will be an empty building.....

 

I'm not a racist but wait a minute and one will be with you shortly.....

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