A Dallas County Sheriff’s Office employee has been accused of theft after an audit of inmate property found discrepancies, the department says.
Umeka T. Myers, a clerical supervisor, was arrested and booked into the Dallas County jail on Wednesday morning on a charge of theft of property over $2,500 but under $30,000. Her charge was enhanced because she is a public servant, the department said.
Myers was arrested after an audit of the vault section, where inmates’ money and property are kept, showed discrepancies.
“Accountability is a core value in our department, and we will continue to provide transparency to the community when these types of situations occur,” Sheriff Marian Brown said in a written statement.
Myers has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, the department said. She started working as a clerk at the sheriff’s office in July 1994.
Myers posted $5,000 bond and was released from jail, the department said. It was unclear whether she has an attorney.