- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The treasurer of the small Natrona County community of Mills has pleaded not guilty to embezzlement charges.

Lisa Whetstone entered her plea Wednesday in District Court to charges of felony theft and failing to account for public property.

Prosecutors accuse Whetstone of pocketing more than $64,000 of town money that she was supposed to deposit into a government bank account and using a town credit card for personal expenses.

Whetstone faces up to 15 years in prison and is free on bond pending trial.

She has been placed on administrative leave.

Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents began investigating the town books after a 2015 state audit discovered discrepancies.

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