Margate tightens credit card policy after questionable charges
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Margate Vice Mayor David McLean angered city commissioners last month when it was revealed that he spent almost $ 1,400 on what he called city business – including boarding his dog, grocery shopping and taking residents to bars.

The City Commission publicly reprimanded McLean for the charges, which he still defends as all part of city business.

The commission acknowledged that he did nothing illegal because he ultimately reimbursed the city for all of the purchases, but the incident led to changes in the city code to prevent future credit card misuse.

“I don’t like public servants who abuse power, and I believe he abused his power,” Commissioner Lesa Peerman said. “That’s not what the credit cards were for. We can’t use them for our own personal use. If they were city expenses, then why did he pay them back?”

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He paid them back, McLean says, because even though he believed taking a resident out to discuss city issues over a meal and boarding his dog while he was traveling on Margate busines…………… continues on Sun-Sentinel

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Related News: Expedited Credit Card Processing System Improves Monthly PHR …
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Award-winning online PHR provider has launched new updates to its credit card processing system which provide faster, easier and safer web-based payments for customers.

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Patients and caregivers who use the online PHR service will now be able to access faster and easier monthly PHR payments via the new expedited credit card system. is a provider of online PHR (Personal Health Record) and health information management services. Zweena collects patient medical records directly from doctors’ offices, organizes and digitizes them to create an electronic health record that provides updated health information and is accessible online. Zweena also collaborates with Microsoft HealthVault by updating patients’ personal HealthVault accounts.

In an effort to provide a more convenient and secure payment option for customers, the team at Zweena has rolled out new updates to the credit card processing system.…………… continues on Albany Times Union

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