Jul 17, 10:27 AM EDT

Ex-official pleads not guilty to fraudulent-practice charge


EARLVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- A former official accused of making unauthorized payments of her debts from the account of a youth sports organization has pleaded not guilty.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2u1dEaG ) that Kimberly Snyder, of Earlville, has entered a written plea to a charge of fraudulent practice.

A state audit says the more than $8,500 in improper disbursements including more than $4,000 in utility and loan payments for Snyder's personal residence or personal vehicle. She'd been secretary/treasurer of the Earlville Athletic Association from 2012 until its board removed her from the post last year.

Officials also say they discovered nearly $2,900 in purchases from vendors not related to the association's operations, such as a pizza parlor, a flower shop and a satellite TV company.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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