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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
February 15, 2017
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Former Office Manager Arrested, Charged with Theft

BENTON COUNTY, Iowa -- Around 12:00AM, February 15, 2017, Amber Bonlander was arrested in Knox County, Illinois, by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for Theft in the First Degree.

An investigation began in December 2014 related to several suspicious financial transactions made by Bonlander during the course of her tenure as the Office Manager for the North Benton Ambulance Service, resulting in the misappropriation of thousands of dollars.

Bonlander was taken in custody and is awaiting extradition to Benton County.  This case is being investigated by the Benton County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

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

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