A former staff member at Iowa State University was sentenced to two years probation Monday for stealing from the school. Pamela Reinig of Elkader was found guilty of first-degree theft in November and faced up to 10 years in prison.
A Story County District Court judge suspended the 10 year term and followed the recommendation from prosecutors for probation, restitution and a suspended fine. Reinig was director of I.S.U.’s Engineering Communications and Marketing Department from 2003 to 2007.
She resigned shortly after investigators seized documents, computer gear and bank records from her home and office. An audit found she’d deposited more than $30,000 from Iowa State into her personal bank account over three years.