Suspended Pike County Sheriff Pleads Guilty To Theft In Office

Pike County court documents show that suspended Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader recently pleaded guilty to theft in office, tampering with evidence and conflict of interest.

Reader's plea specifically involved two counts of theft in office, two counts of tampering with evidence and conflict of interest.  

No sentence agreement has been met.  

Reader was originally indicted on 16 charges in June of 2019, that included theft in office and tampering with evidence after he was accused of keeping money from drug cases in a safe in his office. 

The Ohio Auditor’s Office opened an investigation into Reader after receiving an anonymous tip in November 2018. 

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