Trustees of a local school board are given credit cards by the board for charging amounts pertaining to their responsibilities.
Statements come to the board office and are reviewed by a staff person who approves them for payment. Occasionally, a trustee will be asked to explain a charge not clearly related to the trustee's work. Trustees are also entitled to receive reimbursement for travel, including $0.50 per kilometre travelled in their own cars. To receive reimbursement, a trustee must submit a form indicating the number of kilometres travelled. Trustees usually submit a travel form every six to eight months.
Describe what you think are the weaknesses in the internal controls in the scenario and explain the implications of the weaknesses: