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Prison Guard Steals Funds From Staff

Last updated on Friday, December 28, 2007

(TERRE HAUTE) - Federal prosecutors say a guard at the federal prison in Terre Haute stole more than $45,000 from a fund meant to support the recreational activities of prison staff.

Prosecutors charged senior correctional officer Michael Ashley with theft. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office said Ashley will not be arrested.

An initial hearing is expected to be scheduled before a magistrate judge in federal court in Terre Haute.

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