Chelsea officials are demanding the town’s former police chief repay the city for a past due personal cellular phone bill, to the tune of more than $1,100.
Although little was said from the board of trustees Monday concerning the matter after a lengthy session behind closed doors, the board did agree to send Kenny Kelsey a “demand” letter giving him 30 days to repay the money.
According to Town Clerk Wanda Pelletier, while still chief, Kelsey had four cellular phone lines activated for his family in the town’s name.
“He was paying the bill, when he was still chief,” Pelletier said. “But then he stopped paying.”
On Jan. 15, Pelletier said Kelsey paid the town $200 toward the bill. However, the town is attempting to pay the bill in full, and Kelsey now has 30 days to repay the money.
Kelsey resigned his position of police chief in June following an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation into the department regarding official misconduct and missing evidence. At the time, OSBI officials would not elaborate further concerning the investigation. The investigation was conducted at the request of Rogers County District Attorney Gene Haynes.
No charges have been filed against Kelsey or anyone in the department.
The letter to Kelsey from the town further states that if he does not pay the balance in full within 30 days, he will face further legal action.