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Former Cedar County jail  administrator charged with theft

Oct 17, 2016

TIPTON (AP) — Authorities say Cedar County's former jail administrator has been charged with theft.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 49-year-old Daron Wilkinson misappropriated jail funds for his own use. A phone listing for Wilkinson couldn't be found. Online court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for Wilkinson.

The charge follows release of a state audit report last week that said the Cedar County Sheriff's Office did not properly deposit money from inmate room and board and work release fees for 2½ years. The loss to the county is estimated at more than $35,000.

The audit said Wilkinson worked as the jail administrator from May 2013 until his resignation in December 2015.

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