Mayor Will Retain Post For Now

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Michael Summers, the mayor of Davis facing two felony charges, will remain as mayor, but if convicted that could change according to interim city manager Sandra Webb.

Back in December, Staples in Ardmore called police after hundreds of dollars went missing on two different occasions. Now 33-year-old Michael Summers, the store's former manager, is facing two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses.

The district attorney says allegations indicate Summers manipulated the refund process to boost his personal checking account. Police say on December 14 he credited his debit card with almost$2,000. A week later he added another $1,700.

Summers no longer works at Staples. He lives in Davis where he serves as mayor. If convicted, District Attorney Craig Ladd says he faces a stiff penalty.

"Each count carries up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and or up to a $5,000 fine."

Summers has not been arrested. Ladd says he has hired an attorney and believes he will turn himself in and appear in court for his initial hearing.