County jail employee accused of stealing from a co-worker

Sedgwick County Jail (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – A 10-year-veteran of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is out of job after being investigated for stealing from a co-worker.

Sheriff Jeff Easter tells KSN News that a contract employee reported money missing from her purse last month.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered more money was missing from the notary service money box in a work area.

The findings from the investigation were presented to the district attorney’s office, and a corporal jailer was charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft.

“Detention deputies are not above the law, and the sheriff’s office will always investigate any crime with the due diligence the public entrusts in us,” said Sheriff Easter.

Sheriff Easter says the jailer is no longer employed with the sheriff’s office as of Oct. 9.

In total about $200 was missing from the purse and the notary box.

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