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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
June 30, 2015 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Former IWD Employee Charged After DCI Investigation

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In September 2014, Iowa's Office of Auditor of State discovered irregularities in time sheet reporting by Sharon Wolfe, a state employee at the Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) in Des Moines.  IWD conducted an internal review and notified law enforcement of the irregularities of various pay checks issued to Wolfe by the State of Iowa.  A criminal investigation was initiated by the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). 

On June 30, 2015, the Iowa DCI arrested Wolfe for Fraudulent Practices 2nd Degree and Felonious Misconduct in Office.  

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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