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Former Clinton school employee admits theft


A former accounting supervisor with the Clinton Community School District has pleaded guilty to theft from a government agency.

37-year-old Denisa Babcock, of Camanche, pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday. That's after she admitted to embezzling money from the district from November 2005 to December 2009. She also stole checks and cash from the district, and deposited them into her own account. As a result, the Clinton district had a loss of $1 million.

Babcock also owned a private business that provided E-rate services to other districts. Paperwork filed gave these districts discounts for telecommunication services from the FCC. Babcock unlawfully deposited checks belonging to the districts into her personal bank account, totaling $49,000. She was accused of using that money to pay off her home mortgage, student loans, fund retirement plans, and buy a boat and vehicles.

She faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.  Sentencing has not been set.



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