A former high school cheerleading coach in southern Iowa is accused of taking money from an account that was intended to pay for a trip to a college football bowl game. Jacqulynn Baumfalk resigned from the Clarke Community School District after school officials began questioning her handling of funds raised for the cheerleading squads’s trip to the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Florida last year.
The results of a special investigation by the State Auditor’s office were released today and Tami Kusian, with the auditor’s office, says they identified over $10,000 in missing money.
“Most of the money that is missing is undeposited collections that were from fundraisers and payments from the parents,” Kusian said. The investigation also found Baumfalk used a district credit card for personal expenses during the trip to Orlando. The auditor’s report has been turned over to the Iowa Attorney General’s office.