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Wapato Jail Sergeant Under Investigation

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WAPATO, Wash.-- A Wapato city jail sergeant could soon find himself on the other side of the bars.

Bruce Benscoter, 43, faced a Yakima County judge Thursday. He's accused of stealing money from a Wapato youth program.

Investigators say Benscoter took more than $4,000 from the Wapato Youth Athletic League while he was the organization's director.
 
He's also accused of stealing more than $700 owed to the city.

Benscoter is on leave from the Wapato City Jail pending an internal investigation.

He faces theft charges and has been released from jail on $10,000 bail.

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