1. Purple4's Avatar
    I work at a school that paid $40,000 for a tree to put in the football complex for a team that has been -7 for the last 4 years.
    06-01-2011 09:38 PM
  2. readingkeeper's Avatar
    A moat.

    What else is a British MP supposed to buy?

    Although, a working, life-size replica of the Death Star does have its appeal...

    -Peter Mandleson
    06-01-2011 09:42 PM
  3. Saluka's Avatar
    My first job after college, I stayed in a hotel for work and decided to order a pay-per-view movie. While browsing, I clicked on the 'adult' page and accidentally selected the first movie, which then started playing. Freaking out, I quickly hit 'stop', but it kept playing. I finally just unplugged everything. I didn't think it would show on the bill and didn't even check (since I wasn't paying, why bother?). A week later, the secretary called to tell me that they wouldn't be able to cover the 'adult movie' I charged to the room. After several seconds of silence, I replied, "no problem" and quickly hung up the phone. I was MORTIFIED.
    06-01-2011 09:44 PM
  4. joselskipper's Avatar
    Here's some I've seen in our credit card expense reports:


    Contributions to the Republican National Committee (3 x per person limit) by same person.

    Mercedes-Benz CLS550 maintenance by one employee.

    GNC supplements and day spa by another.

    W Hotel Washington DC (roughly $800/night) when company standard is Hampton Inn, by another employee.

    MacBook Pro, Apple mouse, A/V cable, and every bit of accessory to a mac -- $3,000++, by another.

    Chargers Season Passes and Nordstrom giftcards, by another employee.

    Can you top these?
    Last edited by joselms; 06-02-2011 at 01:55 AM.
    06-01-2011 09:45 PM
  5. Rmartinez's Avatar
    I expense part of my light bill for $60 due at home license training for Wells Fargo. Hey i spend 8 hours a day on my 27" iMac for 5 weeks i had too.
    06-01-2011 09:50 PM
  6. lbaxter's Avatar
    I once had a minister claim our lunch as an expense. We just talked about movies and women for the entire hour and at the end, knowing my answer, he asked, "So, wanna come to my church Sunday?"
    06-01-2011 09:52 PM
  7. Stephennn's Avatar
    My uncles friend bought an iPad when they first came out and put it on his expense report in hopes he would get away with it, and when he was confronted by his boss he said "I bought it for your birthday next week!"
    ...didn't work lol

    I would greatly appreciate the white iPhone! Thanks
    06-01-2011 09:57 PM
  8. bipple's Avatar
    My old boss expensed his son's prom limo and hotel room. How do I know? To avoid arousing suspicion he had to have the limo pick his son and his date at my work. His secretary is good friends with me and she's the one who told me why they were picked up their, lol, she overheard him making all the arrangements. Expensed them claiming they were to butter up, out of town buyers.
    06-01-2011 10:10 PM
  9. sortingitout's Avatar
    A collegue of mine had to take a business trip to LA from NY and expensed anal bleaching. Of course that was probably changed to "Deep tissue massage" before it was turned in but I'm still laughing and wondering what in the world does that involve and if that's a west coast thing.
    06-01-2011 10:18 PM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    When I worked for a previous homebuilding company, the Director of Construction took several of our employees to Reynosa. Boys town. Next time dude, don't use a credit card and submit receipts (in espanol, mind you) and pass it off as a business dinner in ANOTHER COUNTRY!!! 12 guys? Really???

    Spanish Flowers isn't the name of a Mexican restaurant.

    I'd love the white iPhone 4 and even if I don't win, I hope this made someone smile.
    Last edited by ghostface147; 06-01-2011 at 10:31 PM.
    06-01-2011 10:26 PM
  11. sdkool's Avatar
    The story goes, a guy had a wild night at a strip club. Left the expenses sitting in his pending transactions. The day before he was going to get can for it. He came clean and said he would pay it back. Paid it back and everything was fine. Pretty sure his boss told him to come clean before the hammer came down.
    06-01-2011 10:38 PM
  12. iNitvizn's Avatar
    Super strict on expense accounts at my work - I did accidentally swipe my Amex at a car wash once.

    Most I've ever expensed for a single item was a flight to NY ~ $1200
    06-01-2011 10:42 PM
  13. patcom8's Avatar
    An $1800 expense for TenJune, a high end club in NYC, with a clients name on it who is 87 years old.... Also the check out time was well after 4AM.. We have to provide clients names
    06-01-2011 10:43 PM
  14. v1nn1e's Avatar
    WELL! .. without spending too much time typing the story out, I'll try my best to give the short version.

    So, my company Christmas party was in Orange County. We were in San Diego, so they sent a "party bus" to come fetch us, and drive us to Orange County and then to take us back. The "party bus" that arrived was the same "party bus" that carted me and my drunk friends around Cabo San Lucas during Spring Break. Said "party bus" did not only NOT have a party, but it also did NOT have air conditioning.

    At said event, we were told that all cocktails would be paid for by the company. Well, when it came time to leave, I was handed a bill for $350. So, I did what any employee (on the eve of my resignation from the company) with a company credit card would do -- EXPENSED IT.

    The next morning, I ordered five bottles of Veuve champagne (one for each of my team members) - also expensed.

    I kind of went out with a bang. Oops.

    On my last day, I was asked about the charges. I laughed (at the email) and told replied that there had seemed to be some kind of misunderstanding. The next day was my last day.. possibly the best day ever at that company.

    The end.
    Last edited by v1nn1e; 06-01-2011 at 10:56 PM.
    06-01-2011 10:52 PM
  15. 3dguy's Avatar
    Strip Club and Casino
    06-01-2011 10:56 PM
  16. bodielane67's Avatar
    Everything. Including Cheetos, One-Minute Rics, Gobs, a bucket. I would love a ne phone
    06-01-2011 10:57 PM
  17. alpine's Avatar
    My craziest purchase would have to be either an easel for an African Elefant baby or a leapfrog system for a baby chimpanzee.
    06-01-2011 10:58 PM
  18. Rossce214's Avatar
    The craziest expense I have ever heard of being submitted was a $300 bar tab in NYC. Unfortunately the person didn't get away with it and everyone else who was travelling had stricter rules but I guess it was worth a try!
    06-01-2011 11:15 PM
  19. Ironman69's Avatar
    A friend of a friend put a labrador dog on an expense report and classified it as a "security measure"
    06-01-2011 11:17 PM
  20. Megarain's Avatar
    Condoms. Not like, "I was one wild trip and this chick and me just hit it off...." No, I'm talking I was working for a company doing service runs(I'll leave the name out, they sucked, but I mean them no ill will), and they told me to expense my lunch(It had been a long weekend) and I grabbed it a target. Well, they were also selling a new brand of condoms me and my girlfriend wanted to try. So I popped over and put them on the company account. I figured "Hell, they're keeping me from enough as it is, might as well try to make up for it.".

    When they asked my for my expenses, I put them down as "Personal Hygiene Item"
    06-01-2011 11:33 PM
  21. snakes2012's Avatar
    When I bought a "stolen" ring unexpectedly and realized it was my girlfriends own ring.
    :/
    Hope I win ^^!
    06-01-2011 11:33 PM
  22. pazafuera's Avatar
    While working a trade show in Minneapolis a co-worker and I expensed and shared a 48 ounce steak that cost $120. After that we combined our per diems and chartered a limo to escort us around town for the night.

    Both were fun to explain to our boss...somehow blaming it on eight trade shows in eight weekends did the trick!
    06-01-2011 11:35 PM
  23. techiegoob's Avatar
    An employee tried to expence the tickets for running a toll booth multiple times(~20)
    06-01-2011 11:35 PM
  24. zenguppy34's Avatar
    I was Hosting a group students, faculty and dean for an end of the year celebration at a nice Brazilian BBQ. Alcohol was flowing well and most of the VIP guest including myself had plenty to drink. At the end of the night I had to pay for the bill... I was so drunk I did not notice the included gratuity fee. Instead... I added an extra $700 to the bill. Suffice it to say, the waiters were happy but when I had to explain it to the powers to be at the reimbursement office.... They were not so grateful. Luckily I was still able to graduate and got reimbursed and the waiters..... Got a fat $1300 Tip for the night! That should pay for a few white iPhones
    06-01-2011 11:51 PM
  25. ericUT's Avatar
    A coworker of mine expensed out a gallon of nacho cheese. A client of his was told he was allowed to request anything and my coworker was to retrieve it for him. Along with standard items like dry cleaning, food, etc... he requested a 1 gallon can of nacho cheese because he had seen it in a movie.
    06-01-2011 11:54 PM
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