A former Grant County probation
officer has been sentenced to 18-months
in prison on charges of misconduct in office.
Sherry Buswell has also been sentenced to
18-months of extended supervision.
Buswell was found guilty after pleading
no contest on January 8th to 21-counts of
misconduct in office. Forty-six counts of
misdemeanor theft were dismissed as part
of a plea deal. But they were used as read-ins
for her sentencing. She was accused of taking
money orders from probation and parole
clients and depositing the money into her own,
personal accounts. People who are on
probation have to pay for their supervision,
and are required to pay by using money orders.
Buswell was a probation and parole agent
for 16 years. She retired in January 2013.
She was sentenced Wednesday (3/19) by
Judge Craig Day.