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Former Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputy arrested

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A former Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputy was arrested after a theft investigation that began earlier this year.

Sheriff Eric Williams said Stuart Mosby, who resigned from the force in February, is accused of forgery and stealing from the state of Indiana.

14 News spoke to Sheriff Williams Thursday afternoon, who said Mosby stole grant money awarded to the office by the state by forging the numbers on has time card.

Williams said the office conducted a routine audit at the beginning of the year involving accounts associated with the state's Operation Pull-over Grants.

In doing so, the office found that Mosby lied about the amount of time he worked during the campaign in 2012, accounting for $6,000 of the grant money.

Mosby turned himself in on Wednesday, bonded out, and pleaded guilty to forgery and official misconduct on Thursday.

"I think it's an unfortunate black eye on my office and law enforcement in general," said Sheriff Williams. "But I think it speaks volumes that we found this on our own. So, it wasn't something that the ICJI had told us to look for or find. It was doing a routine audit, which means we do a good job of keeping good solid books. We found it, we dealt with it, the problem has been corrected, and now he's been held accountable."

Sheriff Williams said Mosby reached a plea agreement on Thursday that he is to pay the grant money back to the state and pay the sheriff's office back for the money it cost to conduct the investigation.

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