A county employee, who worked for an Arkansas judge for over a decade, is now in hot water for spending taxpayer’s money on outrageous personal purchases like a dog tuxedo.
Authorities in Garland County say 43-year-old Kristi Goss spent nearly $200,000 on personal items using a county credit card.
According to KATV, some of those items included: pet insurance, clothing, school meals, a diamond bracelet, Razorbacks tickets and that dog tuxedo– purchased through Amazon. Police say some of the charges went as far back as 2012.
She also reportedly used the credit card to pay her bills– like water, electric and cell phone.
When an audit found that Goss had been using the card to make unauthorized purchases, her boss, Garland County Judge Rick Davis, fired her. Local media reported that the investigation into Goss began in July, after an auditor noticed ‘discrepancies’ on the card two months earlier.
Twitter users, who commented on the case, seemed pretty fascinated with the dog tuxedo purchase– making light of a pretty serious matter. One of the tweets, written by ‘A-State Fan Ghouls’, read: “That dog’s tuxedo belongs to the people now.”
‘ProducerNichelle’ wrote: “How did I miss this? Employee used Arkansas county credit card to buy dog tuxedo, affidavit says.”
Goss has been charged with seven felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit card. She faces up to 20 years in prison on each of those seven counts.
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