Food Bank Employee Accused Of Embezzlement

Posted at 8:38 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 10:38:56-04

A former Food Bank of Iowa employee has been arrested after police say she embezzled $35,000 from the non-profit organization.

31-year old Lauren Phillips, turned herself in to authorities Thursday.

Phillips is facing two counts each of first-degree theft, first-degree fraudulent practices, forgery, and identity theft over $1,000. Police say she worked in the accounts department at the food bank for about a year.

The Food Bank of Iowa provides food to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools and other organizations in 55 Iowa counties.

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