The ex-wife of a former Iowa Congressman has been arrested for stealing from an assisted living facility in Manchester. Manchester police say 52-year old Leslie Nussle has been charged with first-degree theft.

Nussle is accused of misappropriating $26,000 in funds from accounts at The Meadows to purchase personal items such as food and other merchandise. The theft happened over the past three years, during which time Nussle was employed as director of The Meadows. Nussle was arrested Wednesday and taken before a judge.

She was released and will appear in court at a later date. Leslie is the ex-wife of former Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle.

By Janelle Tucker, KMCH, Manchester