HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP)—A newspaper reports the Henderson County sheriff who says he has mental health problems put tens of thousands of dollars' worth of perks including food and car rentals on a county credit card.
The Times-News of Hendersonville reports Sheriff Rick Davis spent $20,000 on charges including $80 for dinner at a Boston seafood restaurant while Davis and another officer were traveling for a conference.
The newspaper examined records from August 2010 to October 2011. Davis has not responded to the paper's interview requests.
Davis told county commissioners last month he will seek medical retirement on the advice of doctors who are treating him for manic bipolar disorder, which he said is causing him to behave erratically.
Information from:The Asheville Citizen-Times