Former jail employee in Iowa accused of stealing

Published On: Jan 21 2013 04:52:50 PM CST
DAKOTA CITY, Iowa (AP) -

A former jail employee in north Iowa has been accused of stealing money from an inmate.

The Sioux City Journal reports 44-year-old Mason Billings of Akron, Iowa, has been charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking

Court documents say Billings took $400 in September from an inmate booked at Dakota County Jail. Billings was a jail employee at the time and the money had been turned over to jail personnel.

Billings was arrested Friday and is now being held at the same county jail. His next court appearance is scheduled Tuesday.

Court records do not list an attorney for Billings.