This is the case of a workplace mystery solved in Oklahoma. In October, Workers at the Parole Board in Grady County reported money was going missing from their purses.
At first, not even the employee who reported the missing money or her co-workers suspected that it was stolen. Who would steal with so many police officers around, right?
Still, District Attorney Bret Burns had one of his investigators install hidden cameras and place photocopied money in a previous victim's purse just to see what would happen, the Express-Star reports.
Burns says that within 20 minutes of placing the phony money in the purse, they saw someone take it--and it was one of their own officers.
Burns tells the newspaper that when the officer was confronted, she at first denied having the money but then admitted to the theft and resigned when the investigator asked her what was in her back pocket.
“What are the odds that … one police officer would steal from another while on duty?” Burns commented to the newspaper. “She is sworn to uphold the law.”
The woman faces a felony charge of concealing stolen property and a misdemeanor charge of larceny. If convicted, she faces 5 years in jail for the felony and 6 months for the misdemeanor.