Moffat County's investigation into a former employee charged with theft of more than $20,000 in Routt County has turned up nothing suspicious to local officials.
Shelly Flannery served as Moffat County Tourism Association director for a year and a half until resigning in January 2008.
Since then, two nonprofits she has worked for have alleged she stole funds while on the job.
The 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed one count of theft of a series over $20,000 against Flannery in October. She is scheduled for arraignment at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23 in Routt County District Court.
In that case, Routt County Habitat for Humanity officials allege she stole as much as $72,000 during her six months as the group's executive director.
In a separate ongoing case, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office and Meeker Police Department opened an investigation last summer into Flannery's role as treasurer for the Rio Blanco County Historical Society.
Members of the nonprofit accused Flannery of stealing more than $7,000 to pay personal bills.
No charges had been filed against Flannery in Rio Blanco County as of Monday afternoon.
During these events, local officials felt it was necessary to look over MCTA financials for the time Flannery spent as the group's chief executive.
After looking at every expense paid during those roughly 18 months, County Budget Analyst Tinneal Gerber said there is nothing that leads her to think anything criminal or suspicious took place. Her inquiries included MCTA grants given out, credit card charges, phone bills and checks to other agencies.
County purchasing policies make it just about impossible to steal from a county fund, Gerber added.
The county requires a signed requisition request prior to any purchase, which must match the invoice or receipt after purchasing. The Accounting Department then independently verifies receipts.
As well, the county will not accept receipts that only give a sum total, Gerber said. They must detail what was purchased and how much each item cost.
In the case of the MCTA board, Gerber added, the board president signs off on every expense before any money is spent.
Collin Smith can be reached at 875-1794 or firstname.lastname@example.org