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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
August 12, 2015 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
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Former Association President Charged with Theft

LE CLAIRE, Iowa- On June 11, 2015, the Le Claire Police Department requested assistance from the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Major Crime Unit (MCU) in reference to a string of suspicious financial transactions discovered within a bank account held by the Le Claire Firefighter’s Association. 

As a result of this criminal investigation Shawn Ream, the associations former President, was charged with Theft 2nd Degree.  Ream was arrested on August 12, 2015, and taken to the Scott County Jail. Ream is being prosecuted by the Scott County Attorney’s Office.

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

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