ESTHERVILLE, Iowa -- An Emmet County man has been arrested on a felony theft charge, after police said he took more than $29,000 from an Estherville Lincoln Central School District booster club.
An Estherville Police Department post said officers completed an eight-month investigation Monday into allegations someone misappropriated money from the ELC Athletic Booster Club. Timothy Loock, of Estherville, was arrested on a first-degree theft charge.
Police said Loock was club treasurer from 2015 to November 2018, when he was removed from the position.
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Loock was held in the Emmet County Jail prior to making a Tuesday court appearance.
In a release, ELC Athletic Booster Club President Katie Hanson said the club continues the quest to support students, after "currently experiencing some adversity."
Hanson added, "As a board we have taken steps to resolve this matter and are working hard to reestablish the organization. There are a lot of great people who have committed their time and resources to this organization and are prepared to move forward in a positive direction.”