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Mercer County Treasurer Works His Last Day


Just two days ago he was in jail, but on Friday Mercer County Treasurer, Mike Bertelsens was back in his office Friday. 

TV 6 wanted to try to hear from him first hand about the charges he faces for missing 9-1-1 money, and about his future in his.

When asked why he is back at work Bertelson said he's just doing his job as he's always had for the past 18-years. When asked if he felt uncomfortable with being back to work his response was not at all.

The 53-year old also says he is confident things will work out in his favor. And even though he faces serious charges, he says that is not stopping him from helping tax payers with their property taxes and doing the work he was elected to do.

But County Chairman, Jeff McWhorter, says Friday was Bertelsen's last day. The county is giving him  two options-resign or take a leave of absence with pay.

Bertelsen's first court hearing will be on Aug. 21st. The court will going over the evidence the county gathered from a forensic audit.

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