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Booster club treasurer accused of stealing nearly $33,000

November 29, 2019 GMT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa woman is accused of stealing nearly $33,000 from a school booster club.

Buchanan County District Court records say 47-year-old Jennifer Reuther is charged with two felonies: theft and ongoing criminal conduct. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for Reuther. Her next court hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.

Police in Independence say began their investigation in July after being notified by a credit card company about a mysterious check written by Reuther, who was treasurer of the Independence Junior/Senior High School booster club. Investigators followed up and eventually concluded that more than $32,700 had been taken from the club between June 2015 and August 2019.