St. Charles Director of Elections asked to return taxpayer money

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – The St. Charles Director of Elections is under fire. The County’s Auditor and Director of Finance co-signed a letter to Rich Chrismer asking hundreds of thousands of dollars be returned to taxing districts within the County.

Director of Finance Bob Schnur told News 11 the Election Authority collected too much money and claims Chrismer is refusing to return the money. Chrismer denies any wrongdoing.

Schnur and Auditor Brent Statler believe Chrismer’s office owes local taxing districts more than $200,000. They say an additional amount, approximately $500,000, was collected even though there were no expenses to apply that money toward.

Schnur and Statler say Chrismer has been ducking their requests to return the money. Scnur suspects Chrismer wants to wait until the primary election is over.

Chrismer is running against Arnie Dienoff. Dienoff spoke before the County Council expressing his concerns about Chrismer’s actions.

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