Friday, September 1

Did the Mayor steal cash from the donation jar?

Leroy Stambaugh, the Mayor of Amboy, Illinois was arrested Thursday for stealing cash donations from an historic train depot.

State's attorney Paul Whitecombe says Stambaugh is accused of stealing donations from a jar at the Amboy Depot Museum earlier this month. Volunteers at the museum alerted authorities to the theft, which totaled less than $300.

UPDATE: On September 20th the former Mayor issued a full statement. He apologized by saying, "I took money from the donation box at the Depot Museum which was a petty amount of money, less than $100, but involved a huge amount of dishonesty on my part." He then went on to blame a gambling addiction he developed while operating bus tours to nearby casinos.

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