APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A former official with the Town of Dale has been convicted of using a municipal credit card for personal use.
Ex-clerk Marcia Kelly pled no contest to six counts of misconduct in office and two counts of theft Friday in Outagamie County court. 27 other counts were dismissed as part of a plea deal.
According to the criminal complaint, Kelly spent about $50,000. She used cards from the Wolf River Community Bank and Home Depot. She also opened two Sam's Club accounts for the town, but listed herself as the only authorized user.
The complaint shows Kelly used the cards for purchases at the Ho Chunk Casino in Baraboo, hotels in both Wisconsin and Illinois, phone bills, groceries, and gift cards. She allegedly used town funds to pay them off.
According to online court records, a restitution hearing is scheduled for July 9.
The town's former treasurer, Erica Siewert, was sentenced to a year on probation for similar charges.