WYCO deputy fired, charged with pocketing money from sex offenders

June 30, 2017 - 11:46 am

Kansas City, KS - A Wyandotte County deputy faces felony charges for stealing money intended for the Sheriff's office, according to the county prosecutor.

Jay Pennington,38, was team leader for the WYCO sheriff's Offender Registration Unit (ORU) and responsible for taking cash fees from registered sex offenders.

Prosecutor Michael Dupree alleges Pennington was making fake receipts and pocketing the $20 cash fees. It's not clear yet how much money is missing. 

He was fired Thursday, June 29, and arrested.

Pennington is charged with Official Misconduct, Making False Information, Unlawful Acts Concerning Computers, and Forgery . 

 He is free on bond.

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