Former Sioux County Treasurer’s Employee Facing Theft Charge

Date posted - March 14, 2012

A Hull woman, who worked for the Sioux County Treasurer’s Office, was arrested Wednesday on a theft charge. A recent state audit found 39-year-old Wendi Kats of Hull was responsible for missing money totaling $4,252.

She is charged with Second Degree Theft, a Class D Felony.

The criminal charge is the result of an investigation conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the State Auditor’s Office.  The investigation was initiated when it was discovered that funds were missing from the Treasurer’s Office in Sioux County.  According to the State Auditor’s Report, a total of 5 deposits totaling $4,252 in cash and checks were missing between the dates of July 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010. The deposits were for fees due to the Iowa Department of Transportation for issuance of driver’s licenses and non-operator identification cards through the Sioux County Treasurer’s office.

Kats was released from the Sioux County Jail on her own recognizance.

RadioIowa contributed to this report

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