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Sheriff Pleads Not Guilty To Theft In Office, Other Charges

(ONN) – In southern Ohio, Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader has pleaded not guilty to eight felony and eight misdemeanor counts, including theft in office and tampering with evidence.

This all started after someone sent an anonymous letter to the auditors office claiming reader had been taking money from drug forfeitures to support a gambling habit.

The Attorney General’s office filed paperwork with the Supreme Court of Ohio to have the sheriff removed from his elected position.

Reader says he does not plan on resigning.

A judge ordered him to turn in all of his keys to the courthouse.

He’ll be back in court in August.



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