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Sheriff Looted His Own Department

Pleads guilty to embezzling more than $220,000

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The former sheriff of Franklin County has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $220,000 meant for undercover drug operations and from his office's evidence room.

Former Sheriff Pat Green pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of embezzlement. Green resigned in January amid a state investigation. He faces between 44 and 62 months in jail and must repay the money.

He previously repaid $6,000 taken from a fund for underprivileged children.

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