511.234 Authorizing use of park district credit card.

(A) The board of park commissioners of a township park district may authorize an officer, employee, or appointee of the board to use a credit card held by the board to pay for expenses related to park district business. The debt incurred as a result of the use of a credit card under this section shall be paid from park district funds.

(B) No officer, employee, or appointee of a board of park commissioners who is authorized to use a credit card held by the board shall use it to incur any unauthorized debt against the park district's credit.

(C) Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of one of the following:

(1) A misdemeanor of the first degree if the amount of the unauthorized debt is no more than one hundred fifty dollars;

(2) A felony of the fourth degree if the amount of the unauthorized debt exceeds one hundred fifty dollars.

(D) An officer, employee, or appointee, in a civil action, may be found personally liable to the park district for the officer's, employee's, or appointee's unauthorized use of the park district credit card.

(E) Whenever any officer, employee, or appointee authorized to use a credit card held by the board of park commissioners suspects the loss, theft, or possibility of another person's unauthorized use of the credit card that the officer, employee, or appointee is authorized to use, the officer, employee, or appointee shall so notify the board immediately in writing. The officer, employee, or appointee may be held personally liable for unauthorized debt resulting from the loss, theft, or unauthorized use, in the amount of fifty dollars or the amount charged to the credit card as a result of the loss, theft, or unauthorized use, whichever is less.

Cite as R.C. § 511.234

History. Effective Date: 09-21-2000