Former Texas sheriff's employee accused of stealing cash meant for Christmas party

Patricia Martinez was an office assistant with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office before resigning last July.

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Patricia Martinez was an office assistant with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office before resigning last July.

A former employee of a Texas sheriff's office, who resigned last summer after being accused of stealing money meant for an office Christmas party, has been charged with theft, KSAT reported.

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Patricia Martinez, who worked as an office assistant for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested March 27 on a misdemeanor charge of theft, the television station reported.

Martinez resigned last July. According to a probable cause affidavit, Martinez admitted in April 2018 to taking a key for a safe located at the Jail Programs section of the Bexar County Jail, KSAT reported.

Martinez then allegedly used the key to open the safe and take $712, the television station reported, citing to court records.

The money in the safe had been earmarked for the office's annual Christmas party, KSAT reported.

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