A state audit has found the former city clerk in a small south central Iowa town improperly paid herself over $29,000 in the roughly 19 months she held the post.
In February of 2007, Amy Rodgers started work as the city clerk in Russell, a town of fewer than 600 residents. She quit showing up for work just over a year and a half later, at the end of September of 2008. The audit found Rodgers had improperly paid herself just over $16,000.
The audit also found she failed to deposit over $10,000 in water, sewage and garbage fees paid by Russell residents and another $2600 in rental fees for the Russell Community Center.
State Auditor Dave Vaudt says it’s possible Rodgers may have pocketed more, but city records were inadequate. The state audit has been turned over to the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Lucas County Attorney.