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Former Cedar County Jail employee charged with theft

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CEDAR COUNTY (KWWL) -

A former employee at the Cedar County Jail may learn what life is like on the other side of the bars.

Daron Wilkinson, 49. was charged this weekend with First Degree Theft. He's accused of stealing more than $36,000 from the Cedar County Sheriff's Office.

According the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Wilkinson worked as the Jail Administrator from May 2013 - December 2015. An investigation of the jail's financial records found Wilkinson repeatedly used jail money for personal gain.

The investigation began in January.

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