- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) - The former city clerk of Boyden in northwest Iowa has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to stealing money from the city.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2bydnnx ) former city clerk Beth Sipma, of Sheldon, was placed on probation Monday after pleading guilty in Sioux County District Court to one count of first-degree theft.

She was ordered to pay a $1,000 civil penalty and nearly $55,000 in restitution to Boyden to cover the lost money and the city’s costs of reviewing and correcting its finances.

Police arrested Sipma in June after a state audit showed she made more than $36,000 in improper spending between 2013 and 2015.

Boyden is a city of about 700 people, about 10 miles north of Orange City.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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