Missouri’s Director of Video Operations Michael Schumacher, not the Formula One driver, was using his University credit card at a strip club in Vegas.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri athletics department is tightening employee use of school-issued credit cards after an audit found a series of improper purchases, including bills for more than $7,600 from a Las Vegas strip club.
Department spokesman Chad Moller said Tuesday that director of video operations Michael Schumacher had repaid $7,605.50 for two credit charges from a May 5, 2011, visit to Olympic Garden. One of the charges included a $2,000 tip on a $4,400 bill at a nightclub billed as the “only Vegas strip club on the Strip.”
Schumacher was representing Mizzou at a professional conference but traveled alone, Moller said. He said “responsive and appropriate disciplinary action was taken,” but that he was unable to elaborate on a personnel matter. Schumacher did not respond to several messages left at his home and campus office.
Schumacher has repaid the $7,605.50 that he spent on the card and Missouri has since taken actions against future inappropriate use of their credit cards.
The university has deactivated 32 credit cards out of the 120 that had been issued to athletics employees before the audit, Moller added.
Mike Price anyone?