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ICSO Employee Arrested

An Imperial County Sheriff's Office employee was arrested Wednesday.

Leah Strand , 33 , of Imperial , an Office Assistant with the Sheriff's Office , has been charged with Forgery and Embezzlement of Public Funds. An investigation was undertaken after discrepancies were discovered with some civil transactions. Strand had been placed on leave. The case was submitted to the Imperial County District Attorney's Office and an arrest warrant was issued. Strand was booked into Imperial County Jail with bail set at $10,000.