For Immediate Release
FORMER SPRING CITY MAYOR CHARGED WITH TAKING FUNDS
The former mayor of Spring City is facing ten counts of misusing public money. 55-year old Robert Allred was charged with the third degree felonies on Thursday after a joint investigation by the Utah Attorney General’s Office and the Utah State Auditor’s Office.
Allred is accused of illegally receiving $2,815 for travel reimbursements and salary while allegedly meeting out-of-town with city attorneys. Investigators could find no records that those meetings took place on 15 different dates between December 28, 1998 and February 15, 2000.
Allred resigned in February, 2000 after a citizen complaint sparked an investigation and audit into the bookkeeping practices in Spring City. The former mayor has since paid back $760 to the city.
The first court appearance for Allred is scheduled at 10:30 am on July 11 before Judge David L. Mower at the Sanpete County Courthouse in Manti. Criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.