Former Deputy Sentenced For Ripping Off Vigo County Schools

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An FBI investigation has led to a jail sentence for a former sheriff's deputy in the Wabash Valley. Frank Shahadey has received 16 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release after pleading guilty on charges stemming from more than $80,000 in theft from the Vigo County School Corp.

Shahadey was a deputy in the Vigo County Sheriff's Department and worked part-time as a security officer for the VCSC. A news release from the office of United States Attorney Josh Minkler says Shahadey and an accomplice directed a local business to file fraudulent invoices for work in the district. Minkler says "public officials are supposed to serve the public, and not the other way around. When police officers believe they are above the law they were sworn to uphold, this office will hold them accountable."

U.S. Chief District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson handed down the sentence on wire fraud and theft charges. You can read more by clicking here.

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