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Mississippi Co. employee arrested, facing corruption charges

Julie Tatum Day (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department) Julie Tatum Day (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department)
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A former employee of the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested after an internal investigation by the Sheriff’s Department revealed evidence of corruption.

According to Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began last week when Jail Administrator Cory Hutcheson developed information that Communications Officer Julie Tatum Day, 30, of rural Mississippi County, had engaged in conduct that violated county policy.

During the investigation, officials conducted several interviews and reviewed surveillance video to corroborate information.

The investigation led officials to believe Day had committed fraud as an employee of the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department, and that the act also violated state law.

Day was placed under arrest and booked into the Mississippi County Detention Center.

She is charged with acceding to corruption by a public servant.

Day was released from custody Tuesday evening after posting a $5,000 surety bond.

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