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DeSoto County Sheriff employee fired after being accused of theft

Posted at 7:25 AM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 07:25:41-05

ARCADIA, Fla. -- A now former DeSoto County Sheriff's employee is out of a job after being arrested for allegedly stealing money from inmates.

Deputies arrested Patricia Torres.

According to the sheriff's office, Torres was pocketing money from commissary funds.

Deputies say she was caught on camera taking the money from the bank bags.

Torres served as a visitation clerk and she has since been let go.

She's now facing a third degree felony charge of grand theft.