Former Benton County jailer charged with record tampering

Man forced a signature of another person on an applicant fingerprint card

Trish Mehaffey
Published: April 4 2014 | 2:00 pm - Updated: 7 April 2014 | 3:12 pm in

A former Benton County Jail corrections officer was charged this week for signing another person's name on a jail fingerprint card.

Steven Fischer, 21, made his initial appearance Wednesday in Benton County court on a charge of tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor. He was released without bond.

According to criminal complaint, Fischer forced a signature of another person on an applicant fingerprint card without their permission March 20.

Benton County Sheriff Randy Forsyth said Friday Fischer gave the department his resignation letter in mid-March to be effective at the end of March.

Benton County Attorney David Thompson hasn't return phone messages left Thursday and Friday.

 

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