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Embezzlement at YES Center, director fired

Monday, January 8, 2001

The director of the Northwest Iowa Youth Emergency Services (YES) Center has been terminated from his position after allegations that funds were embezzled from the detention center in Cherokee.

At its monthly meeting July 5, the board of directors, including Jim Gustafson representing Buena Vista County, voted unanimously to terminate Donald E. Short Jr., postdating the action to take effect as of December 20, 2000.

An audit of the YES Center's books has been requested from the Iowa State Auditor's Office and the matter has been referred for prosecution.

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