Business Owner Arrested After Des Moines Water Works Improperly Billed

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POLK COUNTY, Iowa — A Boone man was arrested Thursday after police say his company was involved in improper billing of Des Moines Water Works.

Jeffrey Harold Burma, 54, has been charged with on-going criminal conduct after his business, BioSolids Management Group, improperly charged Des Moines Water Works.

Authorities say BioSolids Management Group was contracted by Des Moines Water Works to perform various duties including trucking operations.

Officials at Water Works noticed irregular scale ticket submissions and subsequent billings from Biosolids Management Group in 2014 and turned the information over to authorities.

Investigators with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office began a criminal investigation into the business’ activities and billing practices in March 2015.

The investigation is ongoing.

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