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What's the worst expense horror stories you've heard? I've read enough about getting away w/ expensing stuff you shouldn't. But I am curious about the other outcomes.

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At a previous firm the manager took his husband and his friends, (non-employees) to south beach for a weekend and called it a client meeting

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Ahh this: This: chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20160105/CRED03/160109941/mckinsey-state-farm-ex-workers-charged-in-890000-fraud

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Heard about a partner that had $10k of receipts he handed to an admin 6 months late.

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2k at a strip club while blacked out. Paid the bill out of pocket upon seeing and no repercussions.

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Airfare, hotel and food included too

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When the project is letting you expense the virtual happy hour

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