505.64 Authorizing use of township credit card.

(A) The board of township trustees of any township may authorize an officer, employee, or appointee of the township to use a credit card held by the board of township trustees to pay for work-related expenses. The debt incurred as a result of the use of a credit card pursuant to this section shall be paid from moneys appropriated by the board of township trustees for such expenses.

(B) The officer, employee, or appointee shall be liable in person and upon any official bond the officer, employee, or appointee has given to the township for the unauthorized use of a credit card held by the board of township trustees. The prosecuting attorney of the county shall recover the amount of any unauthorized expenses incurred by the officer, employee, or appointee by civil action in any court of appropriate jurisdiction. This section does not limit any other liability of an officer, employee, or appointee for unauthorized use of a credit card held by the board of township trustees.

(C) An officer, employee, or appointee who is authorized to use a credit card held by the board of township trustees and who suspects the loss, theft, or possibility of unauthorized use of the credit card shall notify the board of township trustees of the suspected loss, theft, or possible unauthorized use immediately in writing. The officer, employee, or appointee may be held liable in person and upon any official bond the officer, employee, or appointee has given to the township for up to fifty dollars in unauthorized debt incurred before the board receives such notification.

(D) Misuse of a credit card held by the board of township trustees by an officer, employee, or appointee of a township is a violation of section 2913.21 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 07-01-1996