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Former Ada County treasurer sentenced for misusing public money

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 19:30:14-04

BOISE, Idaho — A former Ada County treasurer has been sentenced for misuse of public money by public officers.

66-year-old Vicky Mclntyre pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count just before her sentencing. Fourth District Court Judge Thomas Watkins ordered her to pay a $500 fine and court costs, and sentenced her to six months of unsupervised probation.

According to officials, during a work conference in Las Vegas in March 2018, Mclntyre used a county-issued credit card to buy two tickets to the LINQ High Roller Observation Wheel near the city's strip--a $108 purchase. An investigation found the purchase was personal and not part of the conference.

McIntyre later reimbursed the county for the expense, but under Idaho law, any personal use of public money by a public official is illegal.