Murray County jailer charged with stealing from inmateCarcelero de condado de Murray acusado de robar de reclusoThursday, June 2nd, 2011
A Murray County jailer is facing a federal charge, accused of stealing an inmates bank card and emptying out more than $20,000 from his bank account, FBI spokesman Todd Keck said Friday.
John Jim White Jr., 30, of Sulphur, is accused of withdrawing $24, 681 from inmate Richard Stateler’s bank account, according to to an affidavit. He is free on $10,000 bail on a charge of unauthorized use of an access device.
Stateler, 53, of Wichita, Kan., was arrested June 3 on a drug trafficking complaint and booked into the Murray County Jail.
Surveillance video from Nov. 29 to March 5 showed White using Stateler’s bank card to withdraw money at automated teller machines in Sulphur and Ardmore. There was an additional $5,640 in declined transactions, the affidavit states.
While being booked into the Murray County Jail, Stateler told White to mail his belongings, including his wallet, to his brother, the affidavit states. The wallet contained Stateler’s bank card as well as his personal identification number.
White does not have a listed telephone number and could not be reached for comment.
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