- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A trial date has been set for the former city clerk for the small western Iowa city of Casey who is facing federal charges alleging she used city funds for personal use and burned down City Hall the night before state auditors were to arrive to investigate missing money.

Dorothy Dillinger was indicted in federal court in Des Moines last month on five counts of mail fraud and one count of malicious use of fire.

She pleaded not guilty at a Nov. 30 court appearance where a judge set a Feb. 1 trial date.

Dillinger served as the city clerk for 30 years in Casey, which is about 50 miles west of Des Moines.

She has admitted to misusing city funds and apologized.

She’s free on bond until trial.

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