Former Woodward-Granger School District Employee Accused of Stealing Thousands from District
GRANGER, Iowa -- A former Woodward - Granger School District employee is charged with first - degree theft after a state audit accused her of stealing hundred of thousands of dollars from the district. Melissa Lantz, 35, was taken into custody at the Dallas County Jail Tuesday just hours after an audit from the State Auditor's Office claimed she improperly used $270,000 of the district's money. The audit revealed she wrote more than 100 unauthorized checks to herself as well as increased her take home pay. According to state officials, the activity went from 2012 until 2017.