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Garwin couple accused of using city money for personal use

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GARWIN (KWWL) -

A Garwin couple is accused of using the city's ambulance service money for personal use.

The former Garwin Ambulance Service President and Secretary, Steve and Karen Boege, are accused of using more than $13,500.

According to city officials, this isn't the first time city workers mismanaged money.

According to the Iowa state's audit, the couple used the ambulance service money through personal withdrawals, checks, trips to Walmart and a Tama florist.

After phone calls, and trying to contact the Boeges at home, we have yet to hear from them.

The community of Garwin is no stranger to mismanaged funds.

At this time, the city, state, and even F.B.I. are investigating the city's former secretary for mismanaging more than $560,000 -- making this the second blow to the community, in a short amount of time.

Anna Lori Leytham, the city's former secretary was charged with several counts of first-degree theft, and she is being held in the Tama County Jail.

At this time, no charges have been filed against Karen and Steve Boege.

Since the Boeges resigned in February, the city council now approves all disbursements from the ambulance service bank accounts.

According to the Garwin Mayor, the city council will decide how to resolve the problem during next Monday's meeting.

According to the state auditor, the county needs to keep better records, and they need to perform independent reviews of bank statements.

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