Ex-Arkansas clerk used funds to buy dog tuxedo, football tickets

An aide to an Arkansas county judge has pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of public money to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her pet pug. Jose Sepulveda (@josesepulvedatv) has more.

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. (KTHV) - A former Garland County employee pleaded guilty to six felony counties of fraudulent use of a credit card on Monday.

Kristi Lyn Goss, 44, withdrew her previously entered not guilty pleas. On Monday she entered into a new agreement where she pled guilty to four class-C felonies and two class-B felonies.

Goss was arrested in October of 2016 after prosecutors accused her of using a county credit card to buy personal items including a tuxedo for her dog [Dog pictured in the article is a stock image, not the actual dog referenced in the article].

According to an affidavit, Goss was flagged for about $200,000 in purchases for personal items including Arkansas Razorback tickets, a dog tuxedo, pet insurance and a diamond bracelet while she worked as an administrative assistant for Garland County judge Rick Davis.

Goss originally turned herself in and was later released on a $50,000 bond. Goss is being sentenced on November 22 at 9 a.m. in Garland County Circuit Court.

According to her court documents, Goss must pay $366,532 in restitution.

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