A corrections officer is charged with stealing $1,120 in prisoner funds while working at the Pickaway County Jail.
Karen S. Brown, 47, a corporal and near-13 year employee, was arrested Monday and charged with theft in office, said Sheriff Dwight Radcliff.
Brown handled the cash taken from inmates when they were booked into the jail. She is charged with altering deposit slips and keeping some of the cash when making deposits in a trust account, said Lt. Robert Radcliff.
The amount discovered stolen was taken in February, Lt. Radcliff said. An investigation continues. Brown, who was placed on paid leave, appeared in Circleville Municipal Court and was released without bond.
Theft in office is a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a lifetime ban from public employment.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The suspect is Charissa Garber, a road patrol officer with the Jasper, Missouri Police Department, and a former jailer for the Jasper County Detention Center.
Authorities say she had been working as a clerk at a Sarcoxie convenience store, and say she stole a wallet and cell phone that a customer had left on the counter.
Garber is charged with felony stealing and has been suspended from the Jasper Police Department.
I wonder how many people she has arrested for stealing? I hate an officer who will commit the same crime that they have arrested someone else for.
A Miami police officer has been suspended without pay after he was charged with indecent exposure.
Miami Police Chief Gary Anderson said police Lt. James Lloyd Gambill Jr. would be placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
"This type of conduct is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated,'' Anderson said. "I have dismissed officers of their duties for a lot less than this.''
Gambill, a 15-year veteran of the Miami Police Department, was charged Tuesday with one felony count of indecent exposure, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Anderson said the allegations would be a violation of the police department's personnel policy prohibiting conduct unbecoming to the officer or the department.
A convenience store clerk told investigators that Gambill, 48, called her to his patrol car, then exposed himself and masturbated. Gambill reportedly returned to the store the following day to apologize.
The clerk told investigators she had initially asked Gambill if he would like to have dinner with her, but backed off after finding out Gambill was married.
Anderson said he initially heard of the allegations several weeks ago through an officer who received the complaint, and he contacted the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The OSBI's investigation took six weeks.
``This is not something I felt my department should handle,'' Anderson said.
He is free on $5,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court Monday.
Here we go again with another officer who can't keep his dick in his pants while on duty. What a disgrace!!