Sheriff's Office Clerks Plead No Contest
It may be the final act in a family tragedy at the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
Major Evan Sullivan tells TV20 that three clerks have pleaded "no contest" to charges they stole a thousand dollars from the department's "Fingerprint Fund." Thats money collected from people who have been booked at the county jail.
One of the clerks has been investigated before.
Susan Everett was accused of stealing pills from a co-worker in 2008 but an internal investigation last year failed to find enough evidence to charge her.
Everett's father, Colonel Mike Johnson, was the number two man in the department, and resigned under pressure--accused of protecting her and her brother. Eventually, however, Deputy Chuck Johnson also resigned in 2010 after several charges surfaced against him.
Everett, Vaunitta Badd, and Patricia Wills still face a sheriff's office internal investigation for stealing the money, but have pleaded no contest to petty theft and will be sentenced a week from today. Badd resigned earlier this month but Everett and Wills remain on unpaid leave until a Discipline Review Board receives the results of the internal investigation and makes a recommendation to the Sheriff.
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