Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Camanche woman charged in Clinton, Iowa School District embezzlement case

A federal indictment has been returned against a Camanche woman in connection with missing Clinton School District funds.Denisa Babcock, 36, of Camanche, is charged with theft from a local government agency or organization receiving federal funds. The indictment alleges that from approximately Nov. 18, 2005, to Dec. 11, 2009, while an accountant at the Clinton School District, Babcock embezzled, stole or converted to her own use property in value of $5,000 or more belonging to the Clinton School District.
The indictment was announced by federal officials this morning.If convicted on the charge, Babcock faces a potential penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both fine and imprisonment, a period of supervised release of not more than three years, a special assessment of $100, restitution and forfeiture.
This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Clinton Police Department, and is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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