When I was hired by Celadon Trucking, during orientation we had to have our payroll checks directly deposited to Comdata if you don't bring a personnel check from your local bank for direct deposit. I asked them to mail the check to my home PO Box @ the US post office which is the safest. Three other trucking companies did so for me but Celadon say no. I had done Comdata before so I went along as I had no choice. That was my big mistake but what could I do? All my 14 months of pay was deposited into Comdata. During the rest of '09 to Oct '10, I continued to cash Comdata checks about $300-$400 each then the shocker came about mid October '10.
When I tried to cash another Comdata check, Comdata said my card was not valid. This was a Saturday and payroll didn't work at Celadon on weekends. Weekend dispatch told me they would tell the payroll department head. On that following Monday, I called them after no returned phone call but couldn't reach her again. Tuesday, called again but she had just gone on vacation. Talked her assistant and told her Comdata would not give me any information about my account. Comdata had told me that they have no record of deposits and withdraws
like normal banks do, even though I know they don't mail them to us.
However, the assistant from payroll called Comdata and got information I requested. To my surprise, from 7/16 to 10/1 2010, 5 checks were cashed totaling $23,511.82 by a Tracy Johnson. I can enclose these as proof later. My name is Mark. They had checked for this info themselves
to see if that Tracy Johnson was employed by Celadon which she wasn't. Then the payroll department head, suddenly went on an extended vacation. I contacted my local police in PA. They got an arrest warrant for Tracy and called Celadon for further investigation and found out
from them that my pin # had been changed, to my amazement. Further details in the investigation was that a 3rd person employee of Celadon, had access to payroll's computer and changed more pin numbers. I had no idea because Comdata or Celadon didn't inform me at all that the pin
numbers were changed - by law they must notify employees in writing. At the bottom of the Comdata checks, you will see that it states, "Payable Through Wells Fargo Bank West, N.A. issued by Comdata Network, Inc." After complaining to the parent company, Wells Fargo, they admitted that they would have never allowed to have 2 $5000+ checks cashed in the same day.
There was no suspicion on the part of Comdata at all that:
1) They have no transaction records forwarded to their card holders.
2) They lied to me about having any records of transactions.
3) Excessive amounts were drawn from the account.
4) The final 2 checks ($5,400+) each closed the account without a request.
5) The names were different and male - female mismatch.
6) The signatures were different.
7) The pin number was changed without my approval and not notified.
8) Not notified that account was closed or depleted.
9) The new name still had employer as Celadon. Another employee working for the same company
would have a newer ID #. Two people with the same ID # should have been a red flag.
Is this the worse banking mismanagement on record?