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Accused IOWA TOWN IS SHOCKED BY ARREST Jackson County's . Treasurer Cited By Gene Raffensperger (Register Staff Wriltr) MAQUOKETA, IA. Win-field Win-field Win-field Rimmer, 44. Jackson County treasurer the last 12 years, was arrested arrested in his office here Friday Friday afternoon and charged with embezzlement by a public public official. County Attorney Douglas Burris said the charge is based on discrepancies in the treasurer's treasurer's auto license account. Burris said he does not know yet how much money is involved, but answering questions concerning whether it could be considered considered "major," he answered: "It could be." MaqvpktlaA pES MOINES) Burris said he ordered the treasurer's office padlocked.) He said state auditors will be command-nere Monday to begin a com- com- plete audit. Burris acknowledged thatfrom the audit will cover all phases' off tne treasurer s office. Stunned by Arrest Rimmor' iiriHPn arnxt reac-Rimmer s sudden arrest. during business hours stunned courthouse employes and townspeople. Rimmer, known as "Windy" to most residents residents here, is the highly respected father .of two daughters. The family lives in a rented frame home. "The town is in a state of shock" said William Moler clothing store owner and' president of the Chamber of;her Commerce "If there was one man in 1 his town about whom you i i 14 1 v.'iiiim sav il cam ue iiue i that would be Windy," Moler added. Visit His Home Moler and other Maquoketa residents quickly rallied behind behind Rimmer, and several visited his home Friday evening evening to offer renewed friendship. friendship. Rimmer's attorney, Raymond Raymond Sokol of Maquoketa, said "we feel the .charge is unfounded. When the facts are known he will be acquitted." acquitted." When Sokol was asked the size of the reported shortage shortage he replied: "We haven't been told that. You'll have to get that information from the county attorney." Rimmer's arrest came after an investigation that dates back to February. John Miler, agent for the State Motor Vehicle Department, Department, said an overheard overheard conversation and a letter from a disgruntled auto owner put him on the trail of the investigation. Miler said Rimmer is ac- ac- TREASURER Continued on Page Five INSIDE THE REGISTER A : i a 30 highest to

Clipped from The Des Moines Register01 Jun 1963, SatPage 1

The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa)01 Jun 1963, SatPage 1
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