Former Masonville Clerk Sentenced for Embezzling Public Funds
A former clerk for a northeastern Iowa town has been given 21 months in prison for embezzling more than $81,500 in public funds. Former Masonville clerk Christine King was sentenced in federal court in Cedar Rapids on Monday. She'd pleaded guilty to mail fraud. She also was ordered to pay more than $81,500 in restitution to Masonville and $10,000 in restitution to an insurance company. In a plea agreement, she admitted that she issued herself fraudulent payroll and expense reimbursement checks between July 2002 and October 2011.