A former administrative assistant at the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce was given a suspended prison sentence Tuesday in Hamilton County District Court on a charge of first-degree theft.

Forty-one-year-old Leah Mulholland of Webster City entered a guilty plea on December 4th, 2020 on the charge of theft. Three other charges against Mulholland including ongoing criminal conduct-influence enterprise, forgery and unauthorized use of credit cards over $1,500 and under $10,000 were all dismissed by the court.

Mulholland was arrested last February following an investigation by Webster City Police related to more than $239,586.23 in improper disbursements from the Webster City Chamber of Commerce where she served as an administrative assistant for a five-year period.

It was in June of 2019 that the Webster City Police requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation investigate this matter at the Webster City Chamber of Commerce.

(By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)