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New trial date set for Mulholland

Ex-Chamber assistant faces four felony charges

A new trial date for Leah Mulholland, the former Webster City Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant, has been set for Dec. 15 in Hamilton County District Court, according to online court documents.

Mulholland, 40, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct – influence enterprise, a class B felony; theft in the first degree, a class C felony; forgery, a class D felony, and unauthorized use of a credit card, a class D felony. She pleaded not guilty to the charges in April and her trial was originally scheduled to begin Aug. 25.

On June 25, 2018, the Webster City Police Department requested the assistance of the Division of Criminal Investigations on a financial investigation involving the Webster City Chamber of Commerce and Mulholland. The office of the Auditor of State conducted an audit for the period of Oct. 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018. The audit report was released July 3, 2019.

The audit found 367 checks issued to Mulholland totaling $236,313.03. Of those checks,139 were payroll check; four were bonuses and two were reimbursements. Two-hundred twenty-two were unauthorized checks ranging from $20 to $2,000.

Auditors also uncovered 846 debit card transactions with only 107 that were properly supported by chamber records.

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