JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of one of their own Friday morning.
Cheryl Cummings, who works out of a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office substation in zone 4, was arrested on charges of misdemeanor petit theft, according to a briefing by JSO Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt.
Cummings was under investigation after JSO received tips that she was allegedly stealing lost and found items turned in by members of the public, Senterfitt detailed.
JSO, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an internal, undercover investigation into the alleged thefts.
Undercover officers allegedly handed in a purse valued at $60 to $100 to the substation where Cummings is employed. JSO claims Cummings was later spotted on surveillance video taking the purse to her car, where the bag allegedly sat for two to three weeks before investigators lost track of it.
Investigators issued a search warrant for Cummings home, where the bag was allegedly recovered, according to Senterfitt.
Cummings will remain employed by JSO while the internal investigating continues, however Cummings will be re-assigned once she is able to post bond.
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