Fifty-year-old Andrea Baker, the former treasurer of an Iowa State University sorority alumnae association, was accused of taking more than $1.6 million from the organization over a 14 year period.
The U.S. Attorney for Iowa’s Southern District, Kevin VanderSchel, said Baker admitted mailing checks from the Chi Omega Alumnae Association’s account to pay her personal credit card bills. She also deposited Chi Omega funds into personal bank accounts.
Baker covered up the scheme by making false entries into the association’s financial records. In addition to 27 months in prison, a federal judge ordered Baker to pay back the money she took from the Chi Omega Alumnae Association.