A Vice-President with fintech company Transcard has come under fire after reportedly posting a offensive photo on his personal Facebook page, which then went viral.
The photo, which depicted former President Barrack Obama, with a noose around his neck and a caption “#PayPerView” was reportedly posted by Gary Casper earlier this week. Casper’s Facebook page listed his position as “VP of IT” with Transcard, a fintech company, as well as previous employment with US Xpress, according to screen captures before the page was deleted. Freight Broker Live was independently unable to independently verify the post when news first broke May 16th.
Transcard, which is based in Chattanooga, TN. is a fintech company which specializes in providing innovative, cloud-based payment solutions to the transportation, healthcare, insurance and financial services industries, according to its website. Transcard was originally founded in 2005 by Craig Fuller, who left the company in 2014 and went on to start the freight tech and media company Freightwaves in 2016.
Following Casper’s post going viral, it appears Casper’s personal Facebook and LinkedIn pages were removed. Transcard also appeared to delete all posts previously posted on its company Facebook page, reportedly after many angry commentators spammed the companies previously published posts. Other company employees social media accounts, including the Twitter account of Transcard’s CEO Greg Bloh and president, Chris Fuller, along with the company’s main Twitter account appear to have been deleted or blocked.
Attempts to reach Transcard via email and phone confirm Casper’s relationship to the company were unsuccessful because the company’s phone system was “temporarily unavailable,” according to the recorded message and the company declined to answer repeated emails from Freight Broker Live.
Early this afternoon, Transcard’s Facebook page had one message availble confirming the situation.
“The views reflected in posts made by individuals do not reflect the views or values of Transcard. This issue is being handled according to company policy. The individual of recent concern is no longer employed with the company. Thank you for your concern.”
Many people online are calling for Casper to be arrested as threatening to harm a former president is a felony.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as new information becomes available