Council discusses Mannsville treasurer's future

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MANNSVILLE, Okla. (KXII) -- The Mannsville treasurer, accused of mishandling taxpayer dollars, still has her job after a council meeting Monday.

Back in December, Mannsville treasurer Shonda Barnes was charged with felony embezzlement of more than $4,000 of state money. This came after a review of a city audit by the district attorney.

Prosecutors claim Barnes got a state grant for fire equipment that the county ended up paying for later that year.

The council was set to discuss her job and Mannsville Fire Chief Derek Gray's future at Monday's meeting, but after executive session, no action was taken.

"I hate it for anything bad to happen to somebody, so obviously disappointed, but I'm hoping once everything comes to light, it all be sorted out and we can move forward as a town and get past it," Mannsville Fire Chief Derek Gray said.

Gray is Barnes' nephew.

Gray said he put himself on Monday's agenda because he wanted to clarify his responsibilities as chief and it had nothing to do with the embezzlement accusations.