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Weird Business Expenses Include Strip Clubs, Hang Gliding, Jewelry for Mistresses

​Buying thousands of dollars’ worth of Starbucks gift cards and claiming it was for "coffee with a contact."Taking clients to a strip club, then submitting the expense as a steakhouse business dinner. Boarding a pet snake while on business travel. Those are some of the unusual "work" expenses unearthed by employers and auditors. Sometimes employees can successfully explain why the expenses are necessary, and they’re reimbursed. Sometimes they can’t, and they’re not. &quo