Iowa state auditors revealed that a library director in the southwestern Iowa town of Malvern repeatedly billed the city for personal purchases prior to resigning last year.
The investigation – the details of which were released last Friday by State Auditor Mary Mosiman – found that former Malvern library director Stacey Buick billed the city for thousands of dollars on personal items including video games, groceries, party decorations, a $1,200 home theater system, a camera, a coffee machine, an air conditioning unit, and TracPhones.
According to the state, Buick tried to cover up the fact that the items were for personal use by submitting doctored receipts. An envelope discovered in Buick's office contained the original receipts.
State officials have not said if they plan to file charges against the former Library director.