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Fuel card fraud??

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shabbz1987 View Drop Down

Joined: 23/November/2017
Location: Australia
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    Posted: 23/November/2017 at 14:00

I work at a BP fuel station. BP has introduced new app where customers can now store their BP fuel cards and pay from the app for the fuel without going to the checkout counter.
We were in the middle of the training and i downloaded the app to see what it would be like to use the app from the customer's perspective. I registered for the app by giving my personal details like name, phone number and email address. Now, you can only add BP fleet fuel cards in that app. We have fleet cards lying around in our station of customers who have forgotten them there. I picked up one such BP fleet card that was lying there for months and was expired. I typed in the card number on the app to see how the app works and thought that it would obviously ask for a pin number if i was to actually use that card (which i obviously didn't know). But after i entered the card number, it sent me an email stating that my request has been sent to the fleet manager to be approved. I immediately tried to look on the card about owner's information (name of the company is usually, but not always, there on the card) so that i could search their phone number on the internet and inform them that it was a mistake but there was no name on the fleet card. I then resumed to check the BP Me app on how to cancel this request or how to contact BP Me, but none of that information was on the app so i left it at that thinking if the fleet owner contacts me (as i had provided my name and phone number) then i will tell him what happened and it was a mistake. I also informed the manager about the mistake and told him that there was no wrong intention and i was only being curious. Plus all this happened while i was at work and everything is recorded in the camera.
Within a few days after this happened, i was called by the police for questioning. I told them everything as i've mentioned above. At that point, after thorough questioning, they said they were satisfied with my answers and informed me that the BP fleet card was actually theirs and the officer told me that one of their officer had forgotten it at the petrol station. I naturally thought that the matter was closed. Now after several weeks, yesterday, a police officer questioned my manager about the same case and told him that since it was police's card, their boss is demanding a further investigation into it. It feels like they are escalating this into something that isn't there.
I'm an engineering undergraduate with a master's in accounting and finance. I've spent over $100,000 on my these 2 degrees and these people want to make a mountain out of this mole hill when literally the "fraud" that they are claiming is equivalent to $0. It is not even an attempted fraud as no attempt to fill fuel or pay for any fuel amount using the card by app or by eftpos was ever made.
If i'm contacted by police again regarding this, what is my recourse.
Thanks and Regards

emca01 View Drop Down
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  Quote emca01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23/November/2017 at 15:01
delete the app and do not talk to the cops. Do not answer the questions...

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/November/2017 at 04:28
Contact a solicitor, if you are questioned on this matter, tell the police you wish your solicitor to be present if they intend questioning you.

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