Woman Used Government Funds to Buy Tuxedo for Pug

Kristi Goss pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 13, 2017 5:14 PM CDT
Woman Admits to Using County Cash to Buy Dog Tuxedo
Kristi Goss   (Mugshot)

A former administrative assistant to an Arkansas county official has pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card after prosecutors accused her of using public money to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her pet pug, the AP reports. Kristi Goss was set for trial this week but pleaded guilty Monday. Authorities accused Goss of fraudulently charging $200,000 to a Garland County credit card on purchases including the dog tuxedo, a diamond bracelet, tickets to Arkansas Razorbacks sporting events, sequined throw pillows, and pet insurance. Goss had worked as an administrative assistant for the Garland County judge in Hot Springs. Goss will be sentenced in November. (More pug stories.)

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