CLINTON — A former Ashford University employee has been charged making unauthorized cash withdrawals and purchases totaling more than $10,000.

Stacy Lynn Powers, 28, of Camanche was charged with first-degree theft, according to court records. She made her initial court appearance Friday in Clinton County District Court.

Powers worked as the college’s student development and activities coordinator from August 2008 to April 27, 2012, when she was placed on administrative leave, according to court records.

Her job at Ashford included oversight of the Student Government Association account, according to court records.

An Ashford official told Clinton police that between Jan. 2, 2009, and April 26, 2012, Powers made unauthorized cash withdrawals and debit card purchases for her personal use.

Ashford University spokesman Larry Libberton declined to comment about the case.

First-degree theft is a Class C felony, punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison upon conviction. 


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The Associated Press at 7:39 a.m.

CLINTON, Iowa — A 28-year-old woman has been accused of stealing from Ashford University while working at the college in Clinton.

The Clinton Herald reports that Stacy Powers, of Camanche, was student development and activities coordinator for Ashford between August 2008 and April 27, 2012, when she was placed on administrative leave.

Records say an Ashford official told police that Powers made unauthorized withdrawals from the student government account and made unauthorized purchases with a debit card.

Powers’ attorney didn’t immediately return a call Friday from The Associated Press.