- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - The Dodge County assessor was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of threat shortly after she resigned her post during a contentious meeting in which county board members accused of mismanaging the office.

Authorities charged King with using an official county credit card to fill her own gas tank. She was released on $800 bond and ordered not to have contact with anyone who works in the assessor’s office.

During the meeting. board members said King’s office had missed several filing deadlines and she was often out of the office.

King does not have a listed phone number, and it wasn’t immediately clear if she has hired an attorney to represent her.

In addition to the criminal charges, the Nebraska Department of Revenue is working to invalidate King’s assessor certificate.

Officials said King missed an Aug. 25 deadline for filing reports on the taxable value of property within Dodge County school districts. And when the report was submitted late, one school district was omitted. King was also late in submitting homestead exemption applications to the state in August.

King is a Republican who was appointed assessor in 2012 before winning election to the office in 2014. King has said that turnover in her office caused the filing problems.

The state Revenue Department will help operate Dodge County’s Assessor office until the County Board decides who to appoint to the job.

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