State audit reveals suspected embezzlement of more than $1.7 million in Hartshorne

HARTSHORNE — A former Hartshorne city clerk allegedly used a city credit card to run up more than $80,000 in personal expenditures — including thousands of dollars in tickets to professional sporting events, $264.50 for a Coach diaper bag and at least $829.79 in vacation expenses associated with a trip to Cozumel, Mexico, a state audit has revealed.

Auditors said it also appears that the former city clerk, Dawn Dunkin, “misappropriated” at least $18,004.55 in court fines.

But the amount of money auditors say Dunkin may have misappropriated pales in comparison to the more than $1.7 million in missing utility payments

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