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Petition for resignation of Pavillion mayor after town clerk arrested for alleged felony theft

Published: Mar. 6, 2021 at 1:20 AM CST
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PAVILLION, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

On February 12th the Pavillion town clerk was arrested for allegedly stealing $34,399.67 from the town. Now there is a petition calling the mayor to resign over the matter. The mayor said he is not stepping down willingly.

When asked if he had plans to resign the position, Pavillion Mayor Charles (Chuck) Snyder stated, “Absolutely not, nope. They’re going to have to force me out. I was elected by the good people of this town, and if they all decide to, then whatever steps are taken, I may not have a choice, but I’m not going to lose sleep over it because we have things to do. We have this new town hall and I’ve got new people working here.”

45 people signed the petition for the mayor’s resignation. There are 119 registered voters in Pavillion. According to court documents, the town clerk Rebecca Milleson (Hatcher) admitted to the mayor that she had stolen the money. Citizens are concerned that the mayor did not share that information with the town council.

“I just thought if it’s an ongoing investigation, whether she said she was guilty or not, it’s supposed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The ongoing investigation, I didn’t know if I should have told the council, probably should have, but I didn’t,” added Mayor Snyder.

The former clerk is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on March 10th. We will share updates as they become available.

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