A former Sallisaw city manager is under investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation on allegations that he misused a city-issued credit card.
Clayton Lucas II, who is now city manager of Harrah, used a city of Sallisaw credit card to make more than $11,800 in “unallowable” purchases and more than $6,500 in “questionable” purchases during his time as Sallisaw city manager, according to an audit recently released by State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd.
“Lucas consistently ignored, changed, or eliminated purchasing and travel policies,” state auditors reported. “His credit card expenditures were subjected to very little to no oversight by the Board of City Commissioners and he continually ‘pushed the envelope’ exhibiting a pattern of behavior that showed a blatant disregard for the proper use of public funds.”
Auditors classified Lucas’ credit card expenditures as “unallowable” in cases where they deemed them to be an improper use of public funds and labeled them as “questionable” when a lack of supporting invoices or itemized receipts prevented auditors from determining the exact nature of the transactions.