Trial canceled, plea deal reached for ex-Ada County treasurer accused of misusing funds

The former Ada County treasurer charged on accusations of misusing public funds avoided trial next week and has reached a misdemeanor plea agreement, according to prosecutors.

Vicky McIntyre was facing trial next week for three felony charges of misuse of public finds after the she allegedly misused the county’s credit card while at a conference in Las Vegas. Court documents claim she had charged almost $500 in personal expenses to her county-issued credit card since January 2016.

On Friday, Ada County District Judge Melissa Moody sent McIntyre’s case back to magistrate court, and her next court appearance was set for July 17. Attorneys said a misdemeanor plea agreement resolution had been reached.

The charges she faced included using her county-issued credit card to purchase hockey tickets and High Roller Ferris Wheel ride, among other personal expenses. She was initially charged with seven felonies, but a magistrate judge only found probable cause for moving forward with three of the felonies.

The terms of the new plea agreement were not publicly discussed Friday.

McIntyre is not in custody at the jail as she awaits her next court appearance.

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Reporter Ruth Brown covers the criminal justice and correctional systems in Idaho. She focuses on breaking news, public safety and social justice. Prior to coming to the Idaho Statesman, she was a reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune, the Bakersfield Californian and the Idaho Falls Post Register.