Intentional use of or approval for the use of the card for personal purchases will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination from State employment and criminal prosecution.
The Official Code of Georgia, Annotated (O.C.G.A.), §50-5-80 states that any person who knowingly uses state funds for personal purchases under $500 is guilty of a misdemeanor.
A person who knowingly uses state funds for personal purchases of $500 or more is guilty of a felony punishable by one to 20 years in prison.
Supervisors or other approving officials who knowingly, or through willful neglect, approve personal or fraudulent purchases are subject to the same disciplinary actions as those making the purchases.