"There is no indication or evidence of any impropriety."

Embezzlement rumors on social media prompted Ocean View to issue a statement this weekend.

An individual posted to a "local's only" group on Facebook on Saturday, April 7, alleging that Charles McMullen, who is listed on the town's website as "Town Administrative Official/DPW Supervisor," and town engineer Kercher Engineering "got caught embezzling money."

Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran then issued a contradicting statement.

"These allegations are false. There is no indication or evidence of any impropriety on the part of Charles McMullen or Kercher Engineering," he said. "The source of the Facebook posts is the daughter of a disgruntled former town employee."

However, according to Town Manager Dianne Vogel, McMullen did resign recently, on April 2. She declined to provide the reason for his resignation. 

Kercher Engineering is still Ocean View's contracted engineer.