WARREN - A Trumbull County Jail corrections officer is scheduled to be arraigned today on two counts of theft in office after an investigator said he kept more than $500 in county money that should have been used to purchase uniform clothing or equipment.
Frankie Mohn, 44, of Plymouth Avenue, Girard, was charged with the two fifth-degree felonies after an internal investigation showed he failed to turn over two reimbursement checks from the Trumbull County Auditor's Office to the Penn Ohio Uniform Shop, North Main Street, Hubbard.
Penn Ohio notified the Trumbull Sheriff's Office Monday that Mohn failed to pay them $304.50 for purchases he made Dec. 1. The store said they tried to make contact with Mohn without any luck.
The store also turned over a request for reimbursement form that indicated that Mohn bought a pair of boots and eight white T-shirts for $200.35 on Dec. 23. But Mohn never purchased the boots and T-shirts, but simply requested the form for the reimbursement, according to the charges.
Sheriff's Maj. Tom Stewart said Mohn got checks for both transactions and cashed both checks at the 717 Credit Union - one on Dec. 19 and another on Jan. 17.
Stewart said that Mohn told him that he needed the money to pay utility bills at home.
The major filed the charges Wednesday in Warren Municipal Court.
The corrections officer, who was hired Feb. 1, 2009, was placed on paid administrative leave until results of a disciplinary hearing are known, according to Stewart.