Ex-Tempe High security guard sentenced for theft
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
PHOENIX (AP) - A onetime security guard at Tempe High School has been sentenced to jail and probation after being convicted of burglary and theft charges.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 47-year-old Kimmie Dwayne Baker was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail and three years' probation for the burglary conviction. He also received a concurrent three-year probation term for the theft conviction.
Baker was arrested in October 2011 after $1,028 in cash had been stolen from a locked closet in an administration office.
Tempe police accused Baker of entering the office and taking the money that came from football ticket sales. Police said at the time that Baker denied having a key.
Authorities say a search of Baker's residence later turned up a key to the closet where the money was stored.
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