Former deputy accused in series of burglaries, thefts

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LeMARS, IA (Associated Press) — A former sheriff’s deputy in northwestern Iowa is facing several felony charges for burglaries and thefts that occurred while he was working as a deputy.

The Sioux City Journal reports that 41-year-old Aaron John Leusink is accused in a series of crimes between December 2017 and January of this year.

Authorities say the thefts were related to prescription medications. Leusink was working as a Plymouth County deputy at the time.

Sheriff Michael Van Otterloo asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to investigate after the allegations against Leusink came to light in April.

Leusink was initially placed on administrative leave before being fired in April.

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