Ex-Denver sheriff's official gets jail in tax software theft

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Posted: Jan 06, 2015 12:54 PM
Ex-Denver sheriff's official gets jail in tax software theft

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A former high-ranking Denver sheriff's official accused of stealing tax software by hiding it in dog food bags has been sentenced to two months in jail.

The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1wS1A3u ) reports that a judge Tuesday also sentenced former division chief Michael Than to work release and probation after he pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return and attempted theft.

Prosecutors say Than stole more than $20,000 worth of Turbo Tax software from Target and never reported the more than $60,000 he earned reselling it on eBay and preparing others' tax returns.

A grand jury indicted the 21-year department veteran in April in the thefts that spanned from 2010 to 2013. Authorities say store cameras captured the crimes.

Than held the department's second-highest post and oversaw the city's downtown jail.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com