CALIFORNIA, Mo. — Former Moniteau County Assessor Amanda Trimble has been charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor after an investigation found she misused county funds, prosecutors said Friday.
Trimble was charged Thursday with forgery, stealing $750 or more and filing false documents, all felonies; and fraudulent use of a credit/debit device, a misdemeanor, The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported.
Investigators determined Trimble took at least $4,800 in county funds and spent about $3,000 for fuel and personal trips, according to a probable cause statement.
Trimble forged or altered documents to show the trips were for county business, according to the affidavit. She also allegedly used a county credit card and fuel card issued to the assessor's office for gas, airline tickets and other property, prosecutors said.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol's investigation revealed 115 fuel purchases made between April 2018 and October 2019, for which no entry in the county fuel log was made.
Trimble resigned in December after a whistleblower complaint was sent to the state auditor's office Nov. 18 accusing her of misusing county credit cards.
Online court records do not name an attorney for Trimble.