Employee credit card use questioned

LAWRENCE COUNTY LEADERS CONDUCTED AN INTERNAL REVIEW THOSE PROMPTED BY CITIZENS REGARDING CREDIT CARD USAGE THE CHARGES INCLUDED A DANCE CLUB AND MEDIEVAL CLUB IN MYRTLE BEACH

WE ARE LEARNING WHAT COUNTY ADMINISTRATORS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS Reporter: ADMINISTRATORS THERE WAS NO PROOF OF OUTRIGHT FRAUD BUT THERE IS A NEED TO CHANGE HOW THE CREDIT CARDS ARE HANDLES A MEDIEVAL CARD IN MYRTLE BEACH, A DANCE CLUB IN NORTH MYRTLE, ALL PAID FOR WITH LAWRENCE COUNTY TAX DOLLARS WITH THE SWIPE OF AN AN EMPLOYEE CREDIT CARD THAT'S NOT SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE PAYING FOR Reporter: RESIDENT BRENDA STEWART FOUND THAT THROUGH A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST THAT PROMPTED THE COUNTY TO DO ITS OWN INTERNAL REVIEW

NO EVIDENCE OF OUTRIGHT FRAUD Reporter: THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH HOW THE CARDS WERE BEING HANDLED A LOT OF OUR PAPERWORK IS SLOPPY Reporter: AND HOW TRAVEL EXPENSES ARE VERIFIED COUNCILMAN STUART JONES'S MOTION TO ADOPT THAT POLICY DIED

PEOPLE FILING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST IS JUST ONE WAY TO CHALLENGE THIS BEHAVIOR THAT MEDIEVAL DINNER WAS WORK RELATED, ACCORDING TO KAYLEE IT WAS RELATED TO SOME EVENT THEY WENT THROUGH AN $86 MEAL IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE USE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS WE HOPE THEY CAN BE MORE USEFUL AND THOUGHTFUL WHEN THEY USE TAXPAYER MONEY

Reporter: ONE OF THE CITIZENS CONCERNS WAS THE NUMBER OF CREDIT CARDS THERE WERE ABOUT 101 AND THEY REDUCE THAT NUMBER DOWN TO 81 CLEARLY A LOT OF CONCERN ON THE PART OF THE PUBLIC BUT IS ANYONE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, IN TROUBLE OVER HOW THIS CREDIT CARDS WERE USED? Reporter: THEY TELL US THAT THERE WAS NO ACTUAL EVIDENCE OF FRAUD, TOM