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Investigation confirms former LCSO chief civil deputy allegedly committed fraud

Wilcox cost Sheriff’s Office over $30K before money was reimbursed by estate

DAVENPORT—Kathryn Wilcox, the former chief civil deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), allegedly misappropriated, or stole, over $20,000 and caused over $10,000 in “questionable losses” within the Sheriff’s Office between 2017 and 2019, documents released by the Washington State Auditor today confirmed.

Wilcox, who passed away of cancer in Oct. 2020, allegedly misappropriated $20,173 between Jan. 3, 2017 and Dec. 5, 2019, a Sheriff’s Office internal investigation discovered. According to records, LCSO informed the state auditor of potential loss of public funds on Oct. 2, 2020...


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