A former city clerk in the Muscatine County town of Stockton has been charged with two counts of first-degree theft.Each charge that 57-year-old Larry McCoy faces is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

McCoy is accused of misappropriating funds while employed as the city clerk in Stockton, a town of 200. The charges are the result of an audit released last month by the state auditor.

The audit, for the period July 1st, 2004, through October 31st, 2010, says McCoy misspent more than $65,000 in city funds to cover personal expenses. It also estimates he failed to deposit more than $15,000 in utility collections.The city council placed McCoy on administrative leave in August 2010 after officials say he failed to respond to their questions. He resigned last February to avoid being fired.

Phil Roberts, Davenport