6/28/2013 1:50 PM
by Nadine Grimley
FAYETTEVILLE - An employee at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was arrested and charged with embezzlement.
Cheryl Lynn Gray, 42, of Oak Hill, was charged with embezzlement, falsifying accounts, and two counts of forgery. Sheriff Steve Kessler said the charges were filed after an investigation into a tip received last week that funds may have been disappearing from the front office at some point in the previous weeks. Kessler said the investigation found that Gray had allegedly embezzled more than $30,000 over the last few months.
Gray was reportedly cooperating with investigators in the case and was arrested without incident Friday afternoon. She was released on $2,500 bond.
Gray had worked for the Sheriff's Office for about two years.