Ex-State Employee Ordered To Pay Restitution After Pleading Guilty To Inflating Husband’s Pay

Cherokee, Iowa — A former state employee admits she manipulated her husband’s timesheets to inflate his pay by tens of thousands of dollars.

Renae Rapp was an administrative assistant at the state unit in Cherokee where sexually violent predators are committed once their prison terms have expired. Her husband, Adam Rapp, was working as a part-time security specialist at the unit.

Renae Rapp has pleaded guilty to second degree theft, a class D felony. She will not serve time in prison. She’s been ordered to pay the state more than $57,000 in restitution. That’s equal to the amount of excess pay she got for her husband by recording he’d worked more hours than he had over an 18-month period. She must also serve two years of probation and reimburse the state for court costs and attorney’s fees.



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