Update: Arraignment for former Mid-Prairie biz manager set for July 25

Solon school board accepted Steege’s resignation Monday

By Meryn Fluker, The Gazette

An arraignment has been set for Cindy Steege, the former business manager of the Mid-Prairie and Keota community school districts, who is charged with second-degree theft.

Steege’s arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 25 in Washington County District Court.

The case resulted from the discovery of almost $7,000 worth of charges on a Mid-Prairie district credit card between October 2012 and February 2014.

Steege submitted her resignation from the Mid-Prairie and Keota positions in April and accepted a job as a payroll manager for the Solon Community School District. During a Monday regular meeting, the Solon school board approved Steege’s resignation.

The witness list includes three Mid-Prairie employees — Superintendent Mark Schneider, Assistant Business Manager Cindy Malichky and Human Resource Coordinator Carmela Ulin — as well as Washington County Deputy Sheriff Chad Ellis.

Steege was released from custody without posting bond, which was set at $5,000.

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