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Ex-employee of Iowa car dealership charged with theft

42-year-old Jeanna Joan Jones has been charged with first-degree theft. (Des Moines County Correctional Center)

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) -- A Danville woman has been charged with theft, accused of stealing nearly $139,000 from an eastern Iowa car dealership where she had worked.

The Hawk Eye reports that 42-year-old Jeanna Joan Jones has been charged with first-degree theft. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.

Investigators say Jones was involved in a scam in which she overpaid commissions to a 70-year-old sales associated at Deery Brothers in West Burlington. Prosecutors say the overpayments started in January 2008 and ran through 2016.

Officials have not named Jones' co-worker, but say a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

There is no attorney listed for Jones in online court filings. A call to her home Wednesday rang unanswered.


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