FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX/AP) – The superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District has been arrested on charges stemming from his time as a superintendent in North Carolina.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports superintendent Joseph Davis was granted a paid leave of absence.

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Joseph Davis (KMOX file photo)

He is accused of misusing money at his former job — in one instance, allegedly using $16,000 in federal money for food and entertainment, and failing to get authorization for $94,000 in travel, food and other merchandise.

An indictment accuses Davis of using a credit card belonging to the Washington County, North Carolina, district on Jan. 15 to obtain a hotel reservation and rental car. He hasn’t worked at that district since 2015, the year he was hired at Ferguson-Florissant.

Davis does not have a listed phone number and it isn’t clear if he has an attorney.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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