Cresco woman accused of embezzling over $20,000

Authorities say she blamed medical bills for taking the money.

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 12:57 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2018 12:58 PM

CRESCO, Iowa – A Howard County woman is being accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a hospital auxiliary account.

Rebecca Sue Creger of Cresco is charged with 1st degree theft and ongoing criminal conduct. Authorities say she committed those crimes while serving as the treasurer of the Regional Health Services of Howard County Hospital Auxiliary during 2017. Court documents state that Creger wrote out 26 checks to cash to herself, totaling $20,727.

Law enforcement says Creger admitted to stealing the money because of medical bills and said she wanted to pay it back.

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