Utah League of Cities’ former finance chief charged with skimming $30k for travel, drinks, clothing

Twenty months after the state auditor accused her of embezzling $30,000 for trips, dinners, alcohol and lingerie, the former chief financial officer of the Utah League of Cities and Towns has been formally charged with misuse of public money, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill filed the charge, a second-degree felony, against Michelle Pickering Reilly, 54, of Salt Lake City, who worked 31 years at the league, a group funded by cities to offer training and handle lobbying.

Charging documents listed 562 expenses that she made on league credit cards between 2012 and 2016 for what prosecutors say was personal spending totaling $30,889. One of the charges was for $107 at Misconduct Tavern in Philadelphia.

Charging documents said Reilly hid misuse, in part, by mislabeling expenses.

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