State Attorney to look at all Destin city credit card use

TOM McLAUGHLIN 315-4435 | @TomMnwfdn

The State Attorney’s Office has expanded its investigation of city credit card use to include everybody that has one.

The decision to open its investigation to include all 34 city employees was made Wednesday, after city officials requested an investigation into City Manager Greg Kisela using the card for a personal purchase.

“We intend it to include all members of city government who use that type of card,” said Bill Bishop, the chief assistant state attorney for Okaloosa County.

Destin Mayor Mel Ponder, one of the 34 in city government possessing a city credit card, welcomed the State Attorney’s Office investigation.

“If this is what they feel they need to do, I’m fine with that,” Ponder said. “At the end of the day, we need to do the right thing.”

Ponder, Councilwoman Prebble Ramswell and Councilwoman Sandy Trammell are the only elected officials with city credit cards.

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