(Clarinda) The former treasurer of the Clarinda Booster club faces a theft charge.
Cynthia Ann Gerdts, of Clarinda, faces a hearing on Monday in the theft of nearly $30,000.00. Gerdts is scheduled for an arraignment on one count of first-degree theft in Page County District Court.
According to court documents, Gerdts allegedly stole $29,721.56 from the booster club over the course of several years.
Police said Gerdts admitted to taking money from the club’s account to supplement a gambling addiction problem.
Officials from the Page County Federal Savings Association noticed some suspicious activity in October, 2011 and fired her. The booster club kept an account there.
First-degree theft carries a penalty of up to 10-years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. The case is set to go to trial in April.
February 2, 2012