Texas Rangers investigating Mart Water Office after money discrepancies
UPDATED: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:46pm
Mart, TX — The Texas Rangers are investing the City of Mart Water Office after officials say a "considerable amount" of money has gone missing.
According to Mayor Pro-Tem Henry Witt, the discrepancies were discovered during a monthly audit meeting on Tuesday.
City officials consulted with McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna about the missing money, who advised officials to hand over the information to the Texas Rangers.
The Texas Rangers began their investigation on Tuesday and since then a water clerk has resigned. Authorities do not know at this time if its related to the investigation.
"We are shaking things up in a city that hasn't been shaken up in a long time. When you do that things like this will come to the surface. When they do, Mart tax payers and citizens can rest assured those issues will be dealt with accordingly.We are a new city council that has vowed to clean up our hometown. That goes further than picking up trash or mowing overgrown lots. Our intent is to increase the appeal of our city, and that includes our dedication to the protection of tax payer money," Witt said.
Witt also stated, if the investigation shows criminal activity did take place, they will seek criminal charges