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DCI assists in Webster City Chamber of Commerce investigation

February 19, 2020

On June 25, 2018, the Webster City Police Department requested the assistance of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on a financial investigation involving the Webster City Chamber of Commerce and a former employee.

As a part of that investigation, the Office of Auditor of State conducted an audit of the Webster City Chamber of Commerce for the period of October 1, 2013, through June 30, 2018. That audit identified numerous improper disbursements.  The Office of Auditor of State released their findings on July 3, 2019.

As a result of the ongoing criminal investigation, on February 19, 2020, Leah Rae Mulholland, age 40, of Webster City, Iowa, was arrested and charged with Ongoing Criminal Conduct (Class B Felony), Theft 1st Degree (Class C Felony), Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card (Class D Felony) and Forgery (Class D Felony). Mulholland is being held in the Hamilton County jail on a $50,000 bond.

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

State of Iowa Office of the Auditor’s Report – July 3, 2019 

Complaint and Affidavit – February 19, 2020











The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.


For more information, contact:

Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 E 7th St
Des Moines IA 50319


View the original DCI press release.

Last modified: February 21, 2020

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