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Ex-Wyandotte County sheriff gets probation in theft case

April 14, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing nearly $7,000 from the agency has been sentenced to a year of probation.

The Kansas City Star reports that Jay Pennington was sentence on a felony theft count Friday.

Wyandotte County District Attorney spokesman Jonathan Carter says Pennington stole about $6,800 from Offender Registration Unit, taking cash payments from dozens of offenders required by state law to register with the sheriff’s office and pay a $20 registration fee each.

Pennington was a team leader for the offender registration unit at the time.

Pennington had no prior offenses. He faces up to a year in prison if he violates the terms of his probation.

Pennington also was ordered to pay restitution.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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