JOHNSON CITY, Texas (KXAN) - A Johnson City secretary has been fired, accused of stealing $21,000.
Mayor Dawn Capra said Stacy Castillo was caught stealing the money from the city in the form of two checks, one for $15,000 in August and another for $6,000 earlier in the year. Castillo has reportedly returned the larger sum, but the City hasn't seen the $6,000 since.
A letter hand-delivered to Castillo cited three reasons for the City's decision to fire her, two of which were "actions that indicate a gross neglect of duties, poor judgment, and disregard of the public trust" and "the increasing lack of ability to show leadership, as an officer of the City."
Authorities are still investigating, and the case will be turned over to the district attorney.
Meanwhile, city auditors are still combing through the books to make sure there isn't more money missing.
Capra said she anticipates criminal charges of misappropriation of fiduciary funds.
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