The grand theft case against Ada County Misdemeanor Probation officer Austin Plew was moved to the Canyon County prosecutor Monday at the request of the Ada County prosecutor.
A preliminary hearing is set for December 22.
In the poorly worded complaint, Plew is charged with taking cash in the amount of “more than $1,000″ over a period ranging “on or between” November 1, 2010 through November 10, 2011.
Based on the ambiguous wording of the complaint it is impossible to determine when the alleged crime was committed. The GUARDIAN is particularly interested to know “who knew what and when did they know it?”
Ada County Commishes recently renewed a contract with the private for-profit Ada County Misdemeanor Probation Services company. If ANYONE knew or suspected Plew of criminal activity during the past year and allowed him to continue to supervise misdemeanor offenders, a slew of legal actions could ensue.
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