A northwest Iowa woman who worked for the Sioux County Treasurer’s office was arrested Wednesday on a theft charge. A recent state audit found 39-year-old Wendi Kats of Hull was responsible for missing money totaling $4,252.
Kats is now charged with second-degree theft. The State Auditor’s report stated five deposits in cash and checks went missing between July, 2009 and May 31, 2010. The deposits were for fees due to the Iowa Department of Transportation for issuance of driver’s licenses and non-operator identification cards.
Kats was released from the Sioux County Jail on her own recognizance Wednesday afternoon.
by Woody Gottburg, KSCJ
(note: a previous version of this story incorrectly identified Kats as a DOT employee.)