Ex-Fort Gibson official faces embezzlement charge

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 8:23 am
By: News 9

Associated Press

FORT GIBSON, Okla. -- A former Fort Gibson city official has been charged with five felonies and two misdemeanors for allegedly pawning city property.

Former utilities supervisor Christopher Gauntt faces felony counts of embezzling a laptop computer, a power washer and an air compressor.

He also faces felony charges of false declaration of ownership and misdemeanor charges of taking a pole saw and scrap metal.

Police say Gauntt has admitted in writing to taking the items and pawning them.

Gauntt resigned Aug. 11 and is currently free on $5,000 bond.