- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The treasurer of a small Natrona County town has been placed on administrative leave after prosecutors charged her with embezzlement.

Mills Mayor Marrolyce Wilson says Treasurer Lisa Whetstone was placed on indefinite leave Thursday.

Whetstone made an initial appearance Thursday in Natrona County Circuit Court after prosecutors charged her with two counts of felony theft and one count of failure or refusal to account for property.

Authorities allege in court documents that Whetstone took more than $64,000 in town money and used the town credit card for personal use.

Whetstone, who has also served as deputy clerk for the town, is free after posting $5,000 bail.

A listed phone number for Whetstone was not available. Her attorney, Keith Nachbar, did not immediately return messages for comment.



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