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Sheriff accused of using stolen school supplies on campaign


October 18, 2018

NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff accused of stealing donated school supplies and using them for his election campaign has been charged with embezzlement.

Court records show that Nowata County Sheriff Kenny David Freeman was charged Wednesday.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents booked the 43-year-old Freeman at the Washington County jail in Bartlesville, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Tulsa. Records don't indicate that he has an attorney who might speak on his behalf.

Authorities say an area Walmart donated about $25,000 in school supplies last month to Nowata C...

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