Iowa jail administrator arrested after AP audit revealed embezzlement

A Bremer County, Iowa, jail administrator was recently arrested following an accounts payable audit that identified more than $12,500 worth of undeposited room and board fees, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Jeremy Eberhart was charged with first-degree theft and felonious misconduct in office for embezzling the fees, which were supposed to go toward housing inmates at the county jail in Waverly. 

After the county sheriff's office became aware of allegations that Eberhart was allegedly engaging in fund misappropriation, the administrator was placed on administrative leave in March and subsequently fired the following month. The AP audit was conducted after the sheriff's office investigation uncovered inconsistencies in the jail's accounting records.

Elsewhere in Iowa, the former business officer supervisor for the Clinton school district who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million has had her sentencing delayed, The Associated Press reports. Denisa Babcock was found to have misappropriated the money by depositing cash and checks into her personal account. If convicted, she faces a $250,000 fine and up to a decade in prison. 

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