A former southeast Iowa bank officer is charged with stealing thousands of dollars. Information filed in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids charges 50-year-old Heidi Wagler of Wayland with one count of embezzlement by a bank officer.
The charge alleges that Wagler caused banks controlled by Country Bancorporation to issue her nearly 865-thousand dollars in pay she was not due in a period from June of 2004 until October of 2013.
Wagler is scheduled to appear in court October 6th to make a plea. If convicted she faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a fine that is twice the amount of the money she allegedly took. She could also be ordered to pay restitution of the funds taken.