Former Scott County Jaler Jailed For Ghost Employment, Theft

Late last year, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation on alleged ghost employment by Christopher D. Mayfield, 23, of North First St. in Scottsburg, who worked as a jailer at the time at Scott County Jail.
After the investigation was completed it was turned over to the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office for review, according to Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed by Scott Detective Joe Johnson, he was alerted on Dec. 31 by jail administrators that Mayfield may have been claiming time but not actually working those hours.
According to the affidavit, times sheets and jail work schedules were compared and it showed that a key fob issued to Mayfield had not been active during the work hours claimed.
“Working in the jail an officer needs their key fob to gain access to numerous sections of the jail to perform duties, the probable cause read.
Time off from work needed to be cleared by the Jail Commander or Jail Captain, neither of which occurred according to the court document.
According to the probable cause, Mayfield had claimed four days that he did not actually work.
Mayfield was charged with one count of ghost employment and three counts of theft. He was booked into the Scott County Jail at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and was released 40 minutes later after paying a $3,500 cash bond. An initial hearing is scheduled before Scott Circuit Court Judge Jason Mount on Thursday, March 7.
Goodin said Mayfield began working as a jailer on June 27, 2018 and was terminated on Dec. 31, 2018.