Murray County, GA – A Murray County Sheriff’s Office deputy whose job was to store evidence has been charged with stealing it.

Donna Lynn Woody, 50, of 538 Walker Road, Chatsworth, faces six counts of tampering with evidence, one count of theft by fiduciary and one count of violation of oath of office, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special-Agent-in-Charge Greg Ramey.

Woody is the sheriff’s office’s evidence custodian. Ramey says Woody took “in excess of $10,000.”

“Tuesday morning, the GBI was contacted by the Murray County Sheriff’s Office to investigate allegations of some missing money from the evidence room,” said Ramey. “A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Donna Woody.”

Woody was released from jail on a $5,000 bond.

Sheriff Gary Langford did not immediately return a telephone message left at his office on Friday. A phone number for Woody could not be found.