STORM LAKE, Iowa -- A school librarian and art teacher in Storm Lake is facing a felony theft charge after she allegedly stole more than $2,000 in proceeds from two school fundraising events.
According to a news release from the Storm Lake Police Department, on Thursday officers met with administrators at St. Mary's Catholic School and Parish, at 300 East Third St., to discuss theft by a member of the school's faculty.
The administrators and finance personnel told officers that a faculty member had taken money from Scholastic Book Fairs held in the fall and spring, where the proceeds are to go to the school system for curriculum supplies.
50-year-old Susan Slagle-Boyd of Storm Lake, a librarian and art teacher at the school, allegedly facilitated the book fairs and misappropriated cash proceeds from the fundraisers for her own personal use.
Date booked: 8/3/2019. Charges: possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, drug tax stamp, OWI, driving with suspended license, driving with license revoked, driving while barred. Bond amount: $30,000.
According to the press release, she misappropriated roughly $630 from the fall fundraiser and $1,500 from the spring fundraiser.
On Thursday, Storm Lake Police officers arrested Slagle-Boyd and charged her with second degree theft, misappropriation of property (a class D felony). She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $5,000 bond.
Two unoccupied vehicles were reported burglarized at the 1100 block of Lincoln Road at around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. Four minutes later, reports came in of two more unoccupied vehicle break-ins at the 700 block of Walnut Street.
An investigation began after the man wrote a club check that bounced. Court records say investigators found that he wrote himself checks, used the club's debit card and deposited club funds into his personal account.
According to a district court complaint filed in Lyon County District Court, the man, accused of stealing $24,000. admitted taking cash deposits from a fundraiser and that he had written checks to himself.