Former clerk at Iowa center gets probation


July 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) – A state audit shows that a former accounting clerk at the Glenwood Resource Center took money from clients’ activity accounts to cover her  gambling losses and to help a daughter who was going through a divorce. The audit, released Monday, shows Carol Tibben made 17 unauthorized withdrawals from clients’ accounts totaling nearly $3,400. The audit indicates Tibben repaid $2,500 before she resigned in June 2010.

The center provides services to people with disabilities. The audit says once a client’s request for cash was received and approved, Tibben would write a check for cash from the account and a courier would retrieve the money from the bank and return it to Tibben.