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Tama County bail bonds unaccounted for

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DES MOINES (AP) -- An investigation by Iowa's auditor has determined about $6,500 in cash paid by accused criminals in Tama County as bail bonds weren't deposited.

According to the audit, at least three bond payments made between Feb. 23 and June 5, 2009 were received by the Tama sheriff's office and should have been given to the clerk's office for deposit. Auditors determined the deposits were not recorded on a receipt log.

The audit was unable to determine if the cash payments were received by the clerk and not deposited or weren't passed on from the sheriff's office.

The report was sent to the Iowa Attorney General's office and the Tama County attorney.

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