Former C-CE Principal Turns Self In

Date posted - February 10, 2012

The former superintendent of Clay Central Everly Schools turned himself in to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday(2/9)on charges of First Degree Theft.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports that 49-year-old Monte Owen Montgomery of Royal appeared at the Clay County jail to turn himself in on charges stemming from a joint investigation conducted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

The investigation revealed between July 1, 2005 and November 30, 2010, the misappropriation of Clay Central-Everly Community School District funds in the amount of nearly $48,000 was committed.   Montgomery is accused of responsibility by receiving improper disbursements as a result of his use of a CC-E school credit card.  The charge was filed by the Clay County Attorneys Office the day before.

The Sheriff’s Office says that First Degree Theft is defined as obtaining the transfer or possession, control, or ownership of the property of another, or the beneficial use of property of another by deception, the value of said property exceeding $10,000 in value.

Montgomery was released from the Clay County Jail without posting a bond to appear in Court at a later date.

By Scott Van Aartsen News Director

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