Alabama county vows to monitor credit card use

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Officials with the Jefferson County Commission say they will meet with finance department employees to put in place procedures to monitor the use of county-issued credit cards after controversy arose about how they are being used.

Al.com reported (http://bit.ly/WDClkZ) that nearly two dozen receipts and backup information to support credit card charges made by county employees are missing. Also, the news site reported that thousands of charges totaling close to $500,000 have been made over the past 13 months without commission review or approval.

Last year, state auditors cited the previous commission for credit card spending, saying purchases were being made without following normal purchasing procedures.

Commission Chief Executive Officer Tony Petelos said commission executives were planning to meet with finance department officials about the matter on Monday.





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