2 ex-Oklahoma County jailers accused of inmate embezzlement

Posted at 6:53 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 19:53:44-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Two former Oklahoma County detention officers accused of stealing money from jail inmates have been charged with embezzlement.

The Oklahoman reports 21-year-old Montana Mullins of Duncan and 22-year-old Chauncy Apple of Lawton were charged on Sept. 14. Mullins is charged with misdemeanor embezzlement and Apple with felony embezzlement.

A sheriff's office affidavit accuses Mullins of taking $300 from one inmate. It says Apple allegedly took a total of $827 from three inmates.

Both were hired on Feb. 1 and resigned in May. Jail officials say they were released earlier this month on $2,000 bond each.

Online District Court records indicate a hearing is scheduled for Mullins Oct. 20 and that Apple is due in court Nov. 8. The records do not indicate if they are represented by an attorney.