Chillicothe Visitor Bureau Former Director Accused Of Improper Spending


The Ohio Auditor's Office said that a former director of the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau misspent at least $6,515, according to a recent audit.

Kyrsten Walton is accused of double travel-reimbursements, including ineligible gas purchases and undocumented credit card spending.

"You can ask the taxpayers to buy a plane ticket or you can ask the taxpayers to reimburse your driving miles-but you can't do both on the same trip," said Auditor Dave Yost.

Walton repaid the bureau in October.

The finding included $3,700 for undocumented travel-related items and $1,819 in ineligible and duplicative credit card expenditures for fuel for a personal vehicle. The remaining $996 was disallowed as purchases of alcohol or as invalid mileage reimbursement when travel had been made by airplane or rental car charged to the bureau credit card.

The auditor said the findings will be turned over to the county prosecutor.

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