The former Keith County Attorney and his wife were arrested Monday following an audit and investigation of the county.
Blake Edwards and his wife Shirley were arrested Monday afternoon and have since bonded out.
The arrests were part of a joint investigation conducted by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. The arrests were made following a private audit of Keith County Records.
A release from the Nebraska State Patrol says he and his wife have been arrested on charges of Felony Theft, following a 3½ month long investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol.
The investigation stemmed from a request by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office into missing Diversion Funds managed by the Keith County Attorney. The investigation revealed the embezzlement of approximately $18,000 from the funds from March of 2007-January 2009, during the time Edwards was Keith County Attorney.
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