Drew Rominger, a 25-year-old ex-fraternity treasurer, has been arrested and charged with theft after being accused of stealing from a University of Iowa fraternity’s bank account.
According to The Press-Citizen, Iowa City police arrested 25-year-old former fraternity Drew Rominger on Thursday, April 12.
Authorities say that Rominger made more than 70 cash withdrawals from the Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity bank account during his time as the fraternity’s treasurer. Rominger’s withdrawals totaled nearly $21,000 between August 2016 and July 2017.
While Rominger attempted to tell police he withdrew the money to pay fraternity bills, records showed multiple late fees and nonpayment of those bills.
Drew W. Rominger, 25, is accused of taking $20,839.33 from the Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity bank account while he was treasurer, according to a police complaint.
Between Aug. 2016 and July 2017, Rominger allegedly made 73 suspicious cash withdrawals from the account by ATM or checks, according to police. The complaint said the ATM withdrawals came from the fraternity’s debit card, and all check withdrawals were signed by Rominger.
Police say Rominger claimed he was withdrawing money to pay the fraternity’s bills, but the utility records for the fraternity during that time show multiple late fees and nonpayments, the complaint said.
The Alpha Chi Sigma: Alpha Theta Chapter website says it is a co-ed chemistry fraternity at UI. Rominger is listed as house treasurer on what appears to be an old version of the chapter’s website.
Rominger has been charged with first-degree theft which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.