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Author: LaughingRaven Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 310999  
Subject: Re: CompanyCC w/o employee consent Date: 6/18/2008 3:33 PM
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My understanding, based on the company credit card I had, the company was the account owner, and I was an authorized user. AFAIK, they didn't give the issuer my SSN, and the account has never shown on my credit reports. I don't know if my card had a credit limit, but they did have to call occasionally for authorization*, like AMEX does with its "no credit limit" cards. Long story short, I can't speak to the legality, but I wouldn't expect any negative consequences for either of you. If anything, it sounds like a positive, because you won't lose interest waiting for reimbursements anymore (or at least not as much or as often.)

Where your hubby received a decree, I had to sign an agreement, stating that I'd better use it responsibly and make sure it gets paid on time, or they could (a) make me pay out-of-pocket and wait a month or more for reimbursement, or (b) subject me to "disciplinary action."

* Like when a colleague had to count lumber and trees at a remote logging operation in southeast Alaska. The area's basically one long archipelago, so there's no road system to speak of. She (client's suggestion) chartered a plane to fly from base to base for each count, and to do a few swoops and turns around the channel so she could count the logs floating toward the mill.
Apparently headquarters gets a little curious when they see "$2,000 = Chartered plane for inventory count. Departed: Ketchikan, AK, 09:00. Arrived: Ketchikan, AK, 15:00." Not sure why they'd be concerned about that; seems straightforward enough.
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