A Curry County jail booking officer is accused of stealing $500 from an inmate, the Clovis News Journal reported.
Stuart Shane Dietz, 41, of Clovis, was arrested Wednesday by sheriff’s deputies on a charge of misdemeanor larceny, Undersheriff Wesley Waller told the News Journal.
Dietz is accused of stealing the cash from a Clovis man, who was arrested for driving without a valid driver’s license and speeding and was booked into the jail on July 30, the paper reported.
An investigator said the theft was discovered when the inmate was released on the following day, according to the News Journal.
Dietz was released from jail after posting a $1,500 bond and could not be reached for comment, the paper said.