Embezzlement Charges for Ex-Walla Walla County Undersheriff

Former Walla Walla County Undersheriff and wife of College Place Police Chief, Carol Lepiane, faces a federal charge of embezzlement for allegedly stealing jail inmates bond money.

According to charging documents, Lepiane allegedly stole more that $67,000 over a five year period. 

She allegedly kept whatever cash was posted, and covered her tracks by instead depositing checks for inmate phone calls into that fund. 

Her attorney, Michael Degrasse, says his client is very sorry and hopes to make amends.