A state audit has found a small town clerk wrote over $37,000 worth of improper checks. The western Iowa town of Macedonia has about 325 residents.
In late August, a bank employee told a member of the Macedonia City Council that City Clerk Barbara Andersen had received an unusually large number of checks from the city’s account. She was placed on administrative leave on September 4th and she resigned two days later.
The audit covers a period of just over two years and shows Andersen collected thousands of dollars worth of unauthorized pay. She also made a variety of purchases for things like groceries and dog food that were not for the city, but for herself. She charged the city for memberships to Sam’s Club, too.
The state audit has been forwarded to the Division of Criminal Investigation, the attorney general and the Pottawattamie County Attorney.