Scottsboro city employee charged with theft

Northeast Alabama

Deborah Wolf (Photo: Scottsboro Police Dept.)

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Police say a city employee in Scottsboro pocketed cash from various transactions at the Scottsboro Recreation Complex within the last month.

Deborah Dianne Smart Wolf, 51, was arrested on February 15 for two counts of theft 4th.

Police say the investigation started when someone brought it to the department’s attention that some customers conducting cash transactions at the Scottsboro Rec*Com were not receiving receipts when Wolf was working the register.

“We did two controlled buys. We sent two different people in on different days,” Lieutenant Erik Dohring says, “They conducted cash transactions and they did not receive receipts.” After checking records, those transactions were never shown to have occurred. The money was also unaccounted for.

“It was the same employee during both of these transactions, and the employee’s name came up to us when we were made aware that cash transactions were occurring and no receipts were being received,” Dohring says.  

Officers are working to find out how long the thefts have been going on. They are also investigating how much money was taken. “It’s going to be kind of hard to tell, because it is cash transactions,” Dohring says.

Wolf has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.

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