Auditor: Ex-cop owes Sabina Police Department $1,040 missing from drug fund

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 11:10:50-04

SABINA, Ohio – A former Village of Sabina police officer owes the department $1,040 missing from their drug-buy fund and is facing criminal charges, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost announced Thursday.

Officer Olin Mills was in charge of the fund between Oct. 29, 2014 and Aug. 13, 2015 and was the only person with access to the safe where the money was stored, Yost said.

The fund is used for undercover drug purchases.

When Police Chief Kenyon Young asked Mills to produce the money for inspection, Mills left and obtained bills from another source, according to Yost’s announcement. The bills did not correspond with those recorded in the money log.

Mills resigned from the department last year, Yost said.

A grand jury indicted Mills on one fourth-degree felony count of theft in office April 25. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for July 8.