Valley Park, MO (KSDK) - The St. Louis County Police Department has confirmed it is looking into accusations surrounding an area mayor's use of city funds for personal purchases.
Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner, 27, says he accidentally purchased appliances using the city credit card instead of his own card.
The board of aldermen previously voted to hire an auditor to comb through the books.
Grellner is also facing DWI charges in Jefferson County.
Prior to his DWI arrest, Grellner had missed several board meetings.
According to the minutes log kept by the board of aldermen, Nathan Grellner had not attended a board meeting since late February. The board meets twice a month. Some of the reasons for the no-shows written in the minutes included illness, wife's illness and late last year he missed because of furnace problems.