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SPECIAL AUDIT: Ex-City Clerk Took $20,000

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A former city clerk at a Keokuk County town has admitted to writing unauthorized checks to herself and making other improper disbursements for more than $20,000.

A special investigation by the State Auditor’s Office showed $20,316.07 in improper disbursements to former Kinross city clerk Toni Miller. The payments were made between January of 2008 and October of 2013.

In a written statement to the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office Miller stated,” have also on two occasions kept cash contributions made to the City of Kinross and failed to deposit these contributions into the City bank account.”

A payment of nearly $2,500 was made to a city account from Miller in February of 2010. She told investigators the check was to “pay back” the city.

The report has been forwarded to the county attorney and sheriff, DCI, and the Attorney General’s Office.