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Theft, misconduct charges officially filed against Cudahy police dispatcher

A former Cudahy police dispatcher has officially been charged with misconduct in office and theft.

Authorities released surveillance pictures that show Melissa Mueller, 39, pocketing the cash from citizens who were paying parking tickets.

They say she did it three times in July alone.

The crime came to light when a man who paid his $25 ticket got an overdue notice in the mail.

The complaint states Mueller didn't process in-person payments or those via the drop box outside the Cudahy Police Department.

Mueller resigned from her job amid charges.

She's out of custody on a $1,000 signature bond and will be back in court August 31 for a preliminary hearing.

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