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.
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.