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DoD Officials did Not Take Appropriate Action When Notified of Potential Travel Card Misuse at Casinos and Adult Entertainment Establishments

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Department of Defense Inspector General Alexandria United States

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We determined whether DoD cardholders who used Government travel cards at casinos and adult entertainment establishments for personal use sought or received reimbursement for their charges. We also determined whether disciplinary action had been taken when personnel misused Government travel cards and if the misuse was reported to the appropriate security office. This audit was a follow-up to a previous report we had issued, Report No. DODIG-2015-125, DoD Cardholders Used Their Government Travel Cards for Personal Use at Casinos and Adult Entertainment Establishments, May 19, 2015. In response to that report, the Senate Committee on Armed Services requested an additional review. We performed this audit in response to that request. Finding We determined that DoD management and travel card officials did not perform adequate reviews for management cardholders commander or supervisor and travel card officials did not take appropriate action when notified by the DoD OIG, during the previous audit, that cardholders had potentially misused their travel card. In this follow-up audit, we reviewed managements actions for 30 nonstatistically selected cardholders with the highest dollar amount of high-risk transactions that had been referred to management in the prior audit. During this audit, we found that DoD payments specifically, 22 of 29 cardholders 1 cardholder did not have travel vouchers during the period of review sought and received reimbursements on 131 vouchers totaling 8,544 that directly reimbursed or indirectly may have reimbursed the cardholders personal use of the travel card see Appendix D for DoD management collection efforts of overpayments.

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