Sheriff vehicleThe city clerk of a western Iowa town is charged with stealing from town coffers. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reports 37-year-old Kristin Wagner, of Defiance, was arrested Monday on a felony charge of second-degree theft.

Authorities say Wagner allegedly used the City of Defiance’ credit/debit card to make numerous purchases of merchandise for her personal use. The purchases exceeded $5,000. It’s not clear when the purchases began and what Wagner allegedly bought with the card.

The loss was discovered following a review of bank transactions associated with the city’s credit/debit card, which revealed several misappropriated withdrawals. Wagner has since posted a $5,000 bond and was released from custody.

(Reporting by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)