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Former Crawfordsville Clerk Charged with Theft, Misconduct

Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

The former Crawfordsville city clerk has been arrested. John Duncan Hamil was charged with theft in the first degree, and felonious misconduct in Office. The allegations come from an investigation conducted by the State Auditor’s office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The audit report indicates that between 1999 and last year, there were over 31 thousand dollars of improper disbursements and undeposited collections that were attributed to Hamil in his duties as city clerk. Hamil was released on his own recognizance. His preliminary hearing is set for March 24th, at 11:00am.