An Adams County government employee has accused her boss, County Treasurer Diane Christner, of using office equipment to print campaign fliers afterhours. Republican Treasurer candidate Brigette Grimm filed a formal complaint with Adams County District Attorney’s office this afternoon and turned over photographic evidence she received via emailed last week. Sr. Deputy District Attorney Michael Heinz assigned the case to Investigator Joe Hernandez.
The treasurer employee, who is asking not to be identified for fear of retribution, allegedly found Christner’s campaign fliers on the office copy machine last week. Upset that the Treasurer was brazenly breaking the law, the employee decided to take a few pictures and email them to Christner’s political opponent Grimm. This employee also said Christner recently used a staff meeting to tell all of her employees how they could help out with her campaign. To back up the claim, a staff meeting agenda sheet was given to the DA which reads “elections” as a discussion point.
In her formal complaint Grimm accuses Christner of embezzlement of public property, a felony, which if convicted, would forever disqualify Christner from holding public office in Colorado. The law states that anyone who knowingly converts property to his own use is guilty of embezzlement of public property. – More -