Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen reports a woman who formerly served as a librarian for the Malvern Public Library, was arrested for misappropriation of funds. A warrant was issued Wednesday for 41-year old Stacey Buick, for felony Ongoing Criminal Conduct and 1st degree Theft. If convicted, Buick faces up to 35-year in prison.
Authorities say Buick allegedly misappropriated over $20,000 from the Malvern Library while she was employed there, from July 1st, 2006 to October 31st, 2013.
The Mills County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in its investigation by the State Auditor’s Office. The State Auditor’s Office investigated the records of the Malvern Library finding the misappropriation by Buick, who allegedly used altered receipts, primarily. The State Auditor’s report may be found on their website.
Buick was seen by the Magistrate and was released. Her preliminary hearing will take place September 17th. She will be represented in court by Attorney Mark Rater, of Council Bluffs.