Criminal Justice

Courthouse security workers face charges over security-screening thefts

Three contract security workers face criminal charges over separate security-screening thefts at a Texas courthouse.

Priscilla Ana Lewis is accused of taking an iPad at the Harris County criminal courthouse in January. Sharmichael Easter is accused of taking a hair-styling implement in February. And Mary Armstrong allegedly altered a logbook used to record cash put through security scanners in August 2013, reports the Houston Chronicle.

The three are charged, respectively, with theft; theft by a public servant; and tampering with a government document. The article doesn’t include any comment from them or their legal counsel.

The company for which they work did not respond to an email from the newspaper seeking comment.

Updated at 11:50 a.m. to add the names of the accused.

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