DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A former Johnson County commissioner charged with theft has been indicted by a Grand Jury.
John Matthews resigned his Commissioner seat in June 2011 after an investigation began into unauthorized purchases.
Matthews was accused of charging up to $20,000 worth of goods on the county’s Home Depot credit card over the last three years. According to the Cleburne Times he is accused of buy everything from a patio table to Christmas lights and letting the county foot the bill.
They also believe Matthews funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from a county fund into an energy company and then pocketed cash from that.
He faces nine counts of theft and abuse of power and failing to report outside income.