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FORMER BOYDEN CITY CLERK MUST REPAY OVER $50,000

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The former town clerk in Boyden, Iowa has pleaded guilty to first degree theft and ordered to pay the city nearly $55,000.

Fifty-four-year-old Beth Sipma of Sheldon was the city clerk in Boyden for about 22 months.

Sipma, Beth mug

An audit revealed that she overpaid herself by nearly $31,000 during her tenure.

The audit showed Sipma used the money to go on a shopping spree in Minneapolis and used the city’s credit card to by plane tickets to Scotland.

She’s been sentenced to two years probation, and must pay nearly $55,000 in restitution to the City of Boyden.

That money is to cover what she stole and the city’s costs in dealing with her theft.

Radio Iowa