Pentagon Employees Use Credit Cards For Illicit Fun


Hundreds of Pentagon employees are finding themselves in trouble over where and how they used their government issued credit cards. A government audit found that hundreds of employees cards were being used for strip clubs and gambling casinos from Las Vegas to Atlantic City. ABC news chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz reports that in just one year a Pentagon audit found more than five thousand such transactions. The cost, nearly one million dollars spent at gambling establishments and close to 100-thousand charged at those adult venues. There has already been disciplinary action in 364 of the cases.

There’s speculation that the employees were likely trying to hide the charges from a spouse or hide a gambling addiction but the Pentagon says the employees did not seek reimbursement for the charges. They paid them out of pocket, perhaps hoping no one would notice.