A former treasurer of a northwest Iowa parent-teacher organization has been arrested after more than $9,000 was discovered missing from the organization’s bank account.
Authorities accuse Amber Flynn, 32, of second-degree theft, a felony. Flynn was arrested Friday and released after posting $5,000 bond, according to the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.
The matter was the subject of a special investigation by the state auditor’s office, the results of which were announced in November.
According to the auditor’s report:
Flynn was elected treasurer for Remsen-Union Family Connections on Aug. 29, 2011, and served until Aug. 15, 2012.
Her term ended after other organization officials became concerned about the amount of money deposited for the Rocket Fuel Scrip Program, in which gift certificates and gift cards were sold to raise funds.
Investigators later found that $9,357 in program collections had not been deposited. There may have been more, but adequate records were not available.
Flynn paid back $4,400. The PTO has also recovered 10 Fareway and Scheels gift cards valued at $275. The investigation also revealed that $2,875 had not been paid to local vendors, though it could not be determined which vendors had not been paid.
The district offices are in Remsen, in northwest Iowa, about 130 miles north of Omaha.
Flynn could not be reached for comment Monday.