By Staff

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one of their own, clerical supervisor Umeka T. Myers, for theft.

Umeka T. Myers (credit: Dallas County Sheriff’s Office)

“Accountability is a core value in our department and we will continue to provide transparency to the community when these types of situations occur,” said Sheriff Marian Brown.

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Deputies arrested Myers on April 7 for theft of property over $2,500.00 but under $30,000 after an audit of the Vault Section showed discrepancies. Officials said the Vault Section houses inmate property and their monies.

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Her charge was enhanced due to Myers’ status as a public servant, the sheriff’s office said.

Myers, who has worked at the sheriff’s office for 26 years, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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She posted a $5,000 bond and was released from the Dallas County Jail. Staff