The list of suspects was short, but the Randleman Police Department still called in the big guns.
Before the police department moved to new facilities last November, Chief Steve Leonard ordered an inventory of the evidence room. The tally found that $7,800 in cash was missing. Leonard contacted the district attorney, who in turn called in the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation.
Investigators quickly zeroed in on one person: The department’s evidence custodian, who had been in charge of the evidence room since 2000. She was promptly fired, and in April a grand jury handed down an indictment for larceny. No trial date has been set.