A woman is facing four felonies for allegedly stealing from the Webster City Chamber of Commerce. 40 year old Webster City resident Leah Rae Mulholland was arrested Wednesday and charged with ongoing criminal conduct, 1st-degree theft, unauthorized use of a credit card, and forgery. The Webster City Police Department went to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation in the summer of 2018 for help with a financial investigation. That eventually led to the State Auditor’s Office auditing the Webster City Chamber for the period between October 2013 and June 2018.
Court documents say the investigation found that Mulholland, while working as a financial and administrative assistant for the Chamber, issued 247 unauthorized checks totaling over $149,000 and made over $1,500 in unauthorized purchases with the Chamber’s debit card. Mulholland allegedly cashed 234 of those 247 checks herself for over $136,000.