Former deputy sentenced to probation

Former Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Pennington was sentenced today for felony theft, according to the spokesman for the Wyandotte County District attorney.

Pennington was sentenced to 12 months of probation. He faces 12 month in prison if he is unsuccessful on probation, according to the district attorney’s spokesman.

The case from June 2017 involved the handling of offender registration funds in the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the district attorney’s office, Pennington was ordered to pay restitution for the thefts. He will not be able to work for law enforcement again, according to the district attorney’s office.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney Damon Mitchell and Assistant District Attorney Kayla Roehler.

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