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Audit: Mid-Prairie official used school credit card improperly

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WELLMAN (AP) -

State auditors say the former business manager of a southeast Iowa school district used a district credit card to pay her own cell phone bills, eat at restaurants and buy personal items including jewelry, a massage and cosmetics.

Cindy Steege worked at the Mid Prairie school district based in Wellman since 2009. She resigned last June. The auditor report released Friday says she admitted to making personal purchases to investigators.

Online court records show she's been charged with second-degree theft. Her attorney, Joseph Keegan, did not immediately return a call.

State auditors say they identified more than $7,200 in improper purchases including two charges that appear to be credit card scams the district shouldn't have paid.

The audit report also says improper tax withholding on Steege's payroll records were discovered.

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