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Harford County Sheriff's Office correctional deputy charged with theft

Posted at 1:13 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 18:27:32-05

A Harford County Sheriff's Office correctional deputy was charged this week with theft.

Senior Deputy Carlos Jusino, a correctional deputy at the Harford County Detention Center, was served a criminal summons Wednesday after an investigation by sheriff's office detectives.

The allegations don't involve inmates, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

Detectives from criminal investigations and professional standards at the sheriff's office launched investigations into allegations of misconduct. Jusino was suspended with pay Sept. 15 and the results of the criminal investigation were forwarded to the Harford County State's Attorney's Office for follow-up investigation and to determine charges.

Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said in a release, "credibility is one of the most important elements that define the effectiveness of a law enforcement agency. The Harford County Sheriff's Office understands the community we serve deserves transparency and accountability and the actions taken in this case demonstrate our commitment to earn and maintain our communities trust."

The statement goes on to say that, "While I cannot comment any further, as it could jeopardize the integrity of the administrative investigation, I believe strongly that the community deserves to know when a member of this agency has been criminally charged."

Jusino is charged with three counts of theft less than $1,000, making a false statement to an officer and theft scheme less than $1,000.

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