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Ex-Sheriff's Office Worker Sentenced For Theft

The E.W. Scripps Co., KKTV ABC 7 News,
BYLINE: Thomas Hendrick, News Editor
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Pueblo County, CO

PUEBLO, Colo. -- A former employee of the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to stealing from the evidence room.

Colorado Springs television station KKTV reports that Tara Adame was sentenced Tuesday to serve 8 years of probation for theft and 5 years of probation for the misconduct.

Court documents say investigators in the case discovered that more than $10,500 and 200 pain pills were missing from at least 15 cases, some of which dated back to 2008.

Last fall, Sheriff Kirk Taylor told the Pueblo Chieftain that "a substantial amount of cash" was missing from the department's evidence section, including $400 from a homicide case.

"Nobody wants this to happen, but it's a human business and I'm glad our checks and balances worked and caught this," Taylor said at the time.

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