Anyone following my recent posts knows the City has a problem with proper usage of the VISA procurement cards.
Below, we have a door opener purchased by Fire Captain Bil Gallio and shipped to the family business — Gallio Motorsports. Given the nature of the item, this may have been a legitimate City purchase and shipped to the wrong address.
Fullerton doesn’t have a centralized ordering point, or a designated person, for Amazon.com purchases. Instead, employees order items for the City using individual Amazon.com accounts, which for most people, are probably used for personal items as well. That means home and work purchases are co-mingled together in the same account.
That could easily explain items shipped to the wrong address if the employee making the purchase forgets to override the defaults stored by Amazon.
Lest anyone think I’m constantly throwing rocks without ever offering a solution, here you go: Amazon Business for Government Nearly every instance of improper spending could have been prevented using that tool.