Improper school bank accounts had $1.8M in deposits

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines Register reports that the audit released Friday found hundreds of thousands of dollars of improper and undocumented spending tied to the Des Moines school.

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The report says former girls' basketball coach Chris Cundiff deposited more than $19,000 into a bank account he controlled and used some of the money to buy gifts for athletes and coaches, which is not allowed. A phone number for Cundiff could not be found Saturday.

The report says the second account was opened by a booster club, but run by Roosevelt's activities department contrary to district policy. It included $325,000 in payments to coaches that were not run through district payroll, so taxes and withholdings were not deducted.