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Former Iowa Co. Treasurer, Supervisor Accused of Stealing $62,000

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MARENGO, Iowa - Former Iowa County Treasurer and Iowa County Board of Supervisors member Kimberly Tanke, has been charged with Theft in the First Degree

Tanke was charged following an investigation by the Iowa County Sheriff and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The investigation started after the county's private auditing firm and the current Iowa County Treasurer and Auditor discovered missing funds and it was reported to law enforcement. The audit revealed missing funds in excess of $62,000.

The missing funds were from 2006 to 2010 when Tanke served as the Iowa County Treasurer. Tanke resigned her seat on the Iowa County Board of Supervisors January 20, 2014 citing personal reasons.

Tanke made an initial appearance in Iowa County District Court late Wednesday afternoon and has been released pending further proceedings. First-degree theft is a class C felony.