Employee accused of illegally using town's credit card
VIVIAN, La. (AP) - A woman who handles a small Northwest Louisiana town's books is facing charges after a misplaced credit card surfaced at a gas station.
KSLA-TV reports 38-year-old Melissa Rose Miller, of Shreveport, was arrested Friday on one count of malfeasance in office and two counts of theft. Miller is the bookkeeper for the Town of Vivian.
Mayor Mike Van Schoick opened an investigation after a city-issued credit card was found at a convenience store. Police Chief Ryan Nelson says investigators found two charges on the card: one for $297 made at a Walmart and a $229 charge at Fred's. Both stores are in Blanchard. Video surveillance appears to show Miller in the stores at the time of purchase.
Van Schoick says Miller is not authorized to use city-issued credit cards.