Yavapai County Detention Officer Arrested For Theft Of Inmate Money

James Jaeger , booking photo

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reports that is has obtained evidence of criminal conduct involving 49-year-old James Jaeger who is employed as a detention officer with YCSO.

The Yavapai County Sheriff directed an immediate review of the circumstances by the Criminal Investigations Bureau and detectives learned that Jaeger acquired an inmate’s debit card with a value of $121 and used the card to obtain cash. These debit cards are provided to inmates upon release and hold the balance of any money remaining on their account while they are in custody.

Jaeger was arrested and booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including Fraudulent use of a Credit Card (M) and Theft/Obtain Credit Card by Fraudulent Means(F). He has been with Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office since July of 2007.

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