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SHIP investigating "questionable credit card expenditures" by after-school program employees


An investigation is underway into a Sioux City after-school program after allegations of misconduct.

The Siouxland Human Investment Partnership, or SHIP, released a statement, Thursday afternoon, saying a routine audit of the organization found "some questionable credit card expenditures by two employees of the 'Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program.'" As a result of the audit, a statement released by SHIP interim director Matt Ohman says two employees are no longer with the organization. An investigation continues into those questionable expenditures.

"Beyond the Bell" is a before-and-after-school program in partnership with the Sioux City Community School District. A statement released by district spokeswoman Alison Benson says the district was "recently informed by the leaders at Siouxland Human Investment Partnership they were investigating internal financial discrepancies at Beyond the Bell."

School district officials say SHIP has assured them "that Beyond the Bell will continue, and the services provided to our parents will go on as scheduled."

As for the two employees involved in the investigation, we've checked with the Sioux City Police Department. There's no word whether charges have been filed, or whether any arrests have been made.

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