ND auditor accused of embezzling more than $50KNEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — The auditor for New Town has been charged in the disappearance of more than $50,000 in city funds.
NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — The auditor for New Town has been charged in the disappearance of more than $50,000 in city funds.
Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson says Tanya Salter is suspected of misapplication of entrusted funds. The 39-year-old New Town woman was arrested Thursday and later released on $2,500 bond.
Halvorson says Salter is accused of failing to deposit money collected from a water salesman at the water plant and taking the money for personal use over a two-year period.
The North Dakota state auditor's office reviewed city accounts as part of the investigation.
A call Saturday to a number listed for Salter rang unanswered.
If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.
The Ward County state's attorney is prosecuting the case.