- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety says officials have finished an investigation of the possible mishandling of money in the Scotland County Sheriff’s office.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (https://bit.ly/VNkKwP) the State Bureau of Investigation has sent a report to the attorney general’s office.

The attorney general’s special prosecutions division will handle any further developments.

The SBI told Sheriff Shop Jones about the investigation Feb. 24.

Scotland County District Attorney Kristy Newton has asked for the SBI investigation. A search warrant obtained by the newspaper said Newton had said she received letters from residents about payments to the sheriff for off-duty work.

SBI agents took employment records of sheriff’s deputies in April to review reports of off-duty work.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com


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