- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GARWIN, Iowa (AP) - A former city clerk for the eastern Iowa city of Garwin has been charged with theft after a state audit found more than $562,000 in improper and unsupported spending.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says Anna Leytham was arrested on Tuesday at her home in Garwin. She’s charged with five counts of theft and one count of ongoing criminal conduct.

Online jail records say Leytham remained in custody Wednesday. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could be contacted to comment on Leytham’s behalf.

The state auditor’s office said Tuesday that the improper and unsupported spending included 203 payments traced by credit card statements to Leytham. Officials noted that other improper payments included more than $145,000 that Leytham issued to herself.

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