Officials investigate whether former sheriff is spending stolen money in prison

An investigation is underway into how a former sheriff is spending his money while behind bars.

Former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge is serving time for stealing public money.

Federal documents show Hodge is spending hundreds of dollars a month.

Officials think it could be from the $150,000 he took from the Whitley County Sheriff's Office.

The money is being put in his prison account by money order.

Federal agents searched his mother's house, but did not find anything.

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