A county jail official in northern Iowa found herself on the other side of the bars Thursday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department says a former Hancock County Jail administrator faces charges of first-degree theft after allegedly taking 19-thousand-500 dollars while she was supposed to be running the jail. 41-year-old Judith Kay Anderson of Ventura was taken into custody yesterday and appeared in Hancock County magistrate court. She was released by Judge Tom Bronk. First-degree theft is a class-C felony. Court documents indicate Anderson allegedly took probation fee and jail board payments over a four-year time span between 2000 and 2004.
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