(Hillsboro) A former Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy is accused of stealing prescription drugs while on and off duty in his patrol vehicle. 35-year old Michael Filsinger of Arnold was arrested Friday on four felony counts. Investigators say Filsinger used the sheriff’s office report management system to identify and later contact his victims. In a social media video, Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says this investigation began several weeks ago.
Sheriff Marshak says they will always hold their personnel accountable and this kind of behavior will not be tolerated.
Filsinger has been charged with four counts of Felony Stealing of a controlled substance, one count of Misdemeanor Stealing, and one count of Misuse of Official Information By a Public Servant. Deputy Michael Filsinger was assigned to the courts and was terminated by the Sheriff’s Department on December 16, 2021, during the investigation. He had been with the department since June 2008.