Former Spread-All Mfg. employee enters guilty pleas



A former employee of Marshalltown’s Spread-All Manufacturing has entered guilty pleas of theft and tampering with records.

Marcy Ann German’s guilty pleas were the result of a plea bargain after an additional charge of ongoing criminal conduct was dropped, according to court records.

On Dec. 22, 2016, the Hiawatha woman was arrested by Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputies for allegedly “knowingly conducting the affairs of an enterprise through misappropriation of funds as a trusted agent,” according to court records. Specifically, German, 46, committed theft of money from the business by misappropriating monies from the company. She was charged with using three credit cards to make unauthorized purchases amounting in excess of $10,000. The defendant also paid herself monies that were to be paid to a health benefit account. She conducted those activities for about 10 years until employment was terminated.

In the plea agreement, the state agreed to recommend a concurrent sentence of 10 years and five years to be suspended with a period of probation for five years, suspended fine on count one, but payment of a fine on count two, payment of the law enforcement Initiative, court costs and supervision fee.

Restitution will be determined as part of a Linn County case. The state will dismiss count three at time of sentencing, scheduled 9:30 a.m., Aug. 7, in Marshall County District Court.

Spread-All owner Brian Maddick said the amount “was well over $10,000,” on the first count of first-degree theft.

Representing German was local attorney Jennifer Bonzer. Representing the state was Assistant Marshall County Attorney James Sheetz.