Jackson County Employee Arrested For Theft

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Jackson County Press Release

JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - On September 16, 2013 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Janette Lyn Fund 40 of Delia on a 180 count Jackson County District Court Warrant.

The warrant was issued as a result of a nearly two month Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the theft of county funds from the Jackson County, Landfill and Weed Departments. Fund was employed as an administrative assistant with Jackson County Weed, Landfill and Recycling Department in Holton, Kansas from April 2011 until July 2013.

In July 2013 Fund was allegedly caught by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office authorities in possession of missing cash that was to be deposited the day before. The serial numbers of the missing cash had been recorded the day before the encounter.

The investigation revealed that cash from landfill department monies had been taken in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The investigation also revealed that cash from weed chemical transactions had been taken over the same period.

It is alleged that approximately $16,000.00 in cash had been taken from both funds. In addition, it is alleged that Fund made accounting falsifications to cover the losses.

Fund was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail for 90 felony counts of making false information and 90 counts of theft. Bond for Fund was set at $ 50,000.00.