Audit strips down improper use of University credit cards
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Audit strips down improper use of University credit cards

Date: October 24, 2012
By: Alexander Mallin
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, until its revealed in a University-sponsored audit.
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Wrap: Michael Schumacher is a video director in the University of Missouri Athletic Department.

The AP reports that he charged more than 7,600 dollars to a university-issued credit card at a Las Vegas strip club in May of 2011. 

He repaid the money shortly after his trip, and still works for the university.

Department spokesman Chad Moller said the department has since tightened its rules on employee purchases.

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Description: "It's a good reminder that there are to be no purchases made of personal items or for personal services on a University purchasing card. Even when you repay all the charges back, it's just not supposed to happen that way."

From the state capitol, I'm Alex Mallin.

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Mizzou's Athletic Department is tightening its rules on employee credit cards after a video director had to pay back 7600 dollars he spent at a Las Vegas strip club last year.
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Wrap: An audit revealed that Video Director Michael Schumacher spent over 7,600 dollars at a Las Vegas strip club in May of 2011. He repaid the money shortly after.

Department spokesman Chad Moller says disciplinary actions were taken, but that no guidelines were in place prior to Schumacher's tab that explicitly restricted the spending.

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Description: "I don't know that they spell out in that level of detail what you should and should not do."
 

Schumacher is still currently employed, but was unreachable for comment on both his office and home phones.

Moller said of the nearly 14,000 purchases reviewed in the audit, approximately 60 were flagged.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Alex Mallin. 


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