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Ada County treasurer charged with 7 felonies

Posted: 3:32 PM, Jul 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-27 21:38:24Z

(AP) - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has charged a former state treasurer Republican candidate with seven felony counts of misuse of public money by a public officer. According to court records, Wasden's office filed the complaint Wednesday against Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre.

In April, the Ada County Commissioners asked the county treasurer to surrender her county credit card.

McIntyre, who ran in the GOP primary for state treasurer, is accused of using the county credit card to make personal purchases.

Ada County Clerk Chris Rich said the purchases were discovered during a routine audit.

The audit showed that McIntyre used the card to pay for taxis, hockey game tickets, and other entertainment purchases during a Las Vegas conference in March.

Rich said it is not the first time McIntyre has used the county credit card for personal use.

McIntyre said she has already paid back the county.

(by Associated Press)