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Former Sioux County Employee Arrested for Theft

Sioux County, IOWA – On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 39 year old Wendi Kats was arrested on a charge of Theft 2nd degree, a Class D felony. Kats is a former Sioux County Treasurer’s Office employee.

The criminal charge is the result of an investigation conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the State Auditor’s Office. The investigation was initiated when it was discovered that funds were missing from the Treasurer’s Office in Sioux County. According to the State Auditor’s Report, a total of 5 deposits totaling $4,252 in cash and checks were missing between the dates of July 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010. The deposits were for fees due to the Iowa Department of Transportation for issuance of driver’s licenses and non-operator identification cards through the Sioux County Treasurer’s office.

Criminal Complaint

This afternoon Kats was released from the Sioux County Jail on her own recognizance.

Kats currently resides in Hull, Iowa.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and any suspect is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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