Rock Falls police officer charged with theft

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ROCK FALLS, Illinois — An officer with the Rock Falls Police Department has been arrested.

Veronica Jaramillo, age 43, was charged with theft and official misconduct, according to a statement from the Illinois State Police. Jaramillo was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Jaramillo was placed on administrative leave Tuesday, according to the Rock Falls Police Chief Tammy Nelson.

Nelson said that any matters where Jaramillo was the lead investigator would be reviewed and reassigned.

"As this time it does not appear that any investigation or arrest handled by Sergeant Jaramillo will be impacted," said Nelson's statement.

Illinois State Police said Jaramillo was expected to appear in Whiteside County Court on Wednesday.

Jail records show that she was held in the Lee County Jail.

Photo below posted by Rock Falls Police Department on October 9, 2014.

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