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Audit finds southeast Iowa deputy spent county funds on personal ammo, drones

Jeff White retired from the Des Moines County Sheriff's Office in December 2018.
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BURLINGTON, Iowa — A state audit has found a former Southeast Iowa sheriff’s deputy made more than $7,400 in improper purchases with county money including buying bullets for a personal gun, computers and drones. 

Iowa Auditor Rob Sand says former Des Moines County Chief Deputy Jeff White returned about $3,100 worth of items he bought but more $4,200 worth of items could not be located. Some of the items that remain unaccounted for include an Apple computer and ammunition. 

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White retired from the sheriff’s office in December 2018 after some of the purchases were challenged.