Sandusky County sheriff pleads guilty to theft in office

FREMONT, Ohio-- Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer pleaded guilty to 13 counts on Tuesday.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation began looking into Overmyer when several area police chiefs raised concerns over the prescription drug disposal boxes.

According to the indictment, he deceived doctors and pharmacists to get pain medication, changed department funding records and took prescription drugs from the drop boxes.

Overmyer pleaded guilty to three counts of deception to obtain a dangerous drug, three counts of theft in office, two counts of tampering with records and five counts of theft, according to the Sandusky County Clerk of Court's Office.

His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13 at 11 a.m.

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