The account is under the name of Finance Director William Aylward. It is the duty of the Finance Director to verify the expense and allocate the cost to each department. The General Ledger does not reflect the information on the Invoice. Most of City Manager Kapanicas's charges are hidden in the Administration Department instead of listed in the City Manager's Department.
Credit cards are issued to cover additional expenses when staff is traveling, but there are also several monthly charges listed on this card:
ww.izigg.com – This $249.95/month charge started in December, 2011. I see no use for this service to the City and it could be a charge that attached itself to the card and was never noticed or removed.
OnStar Tracking - $28.90/month charged to Chief of Police Coe. If there is one vehicle in the City fleet using OnStar the bill should be paid monthly by check.
Direct TV – 78.99/month charged to Chief of Police Coe. Neither the Onstar or Direct TV billings are listed in the Police Department.
Gotomypc.com - $29.95 charged to Human Resources.
CD-data - $79.95 charged to Human Resources. Both of these are monthly bills that should be paid with invoice.
Sirius Music - $175.01 charged on 04/17/12 and $120.66 charged on 05/17/12. Both of these yearly subscriptions were charged to Chief of Police Coe.
Fastrack – There were also two $100 charges for Fastrack charged to Chief of Police Coe on 11/30/11 and 06/18/12.
Travel and Food: This is where city officials show total disregard for the taxpayers' money. Travel and food comprised over $42,000 of the $88,000 total Diners' Club charges. $18,000 was for a Washington D.C. Trip for Brian & Kelsey Deforge, Jeff Fox, Elizabeth Urtiaga, & Gregory Fagan. Their Marriott Hotel rooms for five days were $2,697 - $2,857.04 because they checked in on Saturday, which is the most expensive night of the week.
Hilton Hotel: The Hilton Hotel appears five times in three different cities. City Manager Kapanicas spent six nights and $4,000 at the Hilton Hotel San Francisco in September, 2011. Chief of Police Coe also stayed at the Hilton Hotel San Francisco for one night. Hotel bill was $668.06 and Hilton Urban Tavern bill was $171.56.
Chief of Police Coe stayed at the Hilton Las Vegas on April 23, 2011. The hotel bill was $557.76 and the Olive Garden Las Vegas bill was $953.64.
Chief of Police Coe also has two charges for the Hilton Grand Vacations in Florida. One charge was on 03/30/11 for $934.08 and another on 01/26/12 for $278.88.
There are some day trips taken by city staff and City Manager Kapanicas has two other trips to Sacramento charged to the Diners' Club card; four night at the Hyatt in March, 2011 totaling $471.91 and five nights at the Sheraton in April, 2012 at $325.82/night. Hotel and food totaled $1,651.29 for the total stay.
The rest of the travel is charged to Chief of Police Coe. He travels to flies without any other city staff to various destinations in Northern California almost every month. There are also numerous charges to gas stations in Beaumont and surrounding cities. It makes no sense for a city employee to charge $60.00 at the Beaumont Chevron.
Another odd charge to Chief of Police Coe is $1,835.60 on 06/24/11 from 'Classic Restaurant Supply' in Hartford CT. Of the $88,000 in charges, $38,000 are charged to Chief of Police Coe. Either Coe is using the Diners' Club Card for personal use or someone is using him as a patsy.