You and your Accounts Payable folks have probably seen some questionable things staffers tried to slip through on reimbursement. Bet they were never as bad as many of these!
A major expense reports scandal is rocking the British government as hundreds of outrageous expense reports have been uncovered.
Take a gander at some of the things British lawmakers have submitted — and were reimbursed for! — over the past few years:
- $4.80 stainless steel dog bowl
- $8 dog food
- $9.58 dust bags for the vacuum cleaner
- $30.36 tooth flosser
- $32 cork screw
- $48 black glitter toilet seat
- $56 toilet roll holder
- $63 piano tuning
- $190 trouser press
- $278 dog enclosure
- $278 “low radiation” telephone
- $320 light bulbs
- $450 to fix two broken toilet seats
- $719 wide-screen TV
- $900 for hanging plant baskets
- $956 to fix a ride-on lawn mower
- $1,438 pink laptop (when questioned on the necessity of a pink computer, was told “color was irrelevant”)
- $1,576 heating oil
- $1,598 radiator covers
- $1,917 leather rocking chair
- $1,918 mirrors
- $2,078 for dry cleaning, including bathmats
- $2,237 chaffeurs, and
- $3,380 to have a moat cleared.
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