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Cottle’s internal investigation results in the arrest of employee

Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:20 am

Helen Mershon

“There’s a new sheriff in town” and one employee is now perhaps a ‘former’ employee.

On Jan. 31, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department concluded an internal investigation resulting in the arrest of one of their employees. Since taking over in January, Sheriff Cottle has begun performing internal reviews of each division within his department. He reported developing information leading his investigators to suspect theft was taking place within the department. Investigators arrested one of the employees, Helen Diane Mershon, of Troy, for allegedly embezzling an undisclosed amount of money over an undetermined amount of time.

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