JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police arrested one of their own today.
Officer Cheryl Cummings is accused of stealing from the lost and found bin at a JSO substation.
The integrity unit began investigating, along with the FBI, after it received a tip that Cummings had been taking lost items that had been turned into the Zone 4 substation at the Cedar Hills Shopping Center where she worked.
JSO set up an integrity check. An undercover officer posed as someone who found a handbag in a parking lot and turned it into the substation.
Authorities later found the same handbag in Cummings' car.
"No investigations are compromised," said Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt. "It literally is stuff that I guess that she would think that somebody lost and, if she gave it a little time and nobody claimed it, nobody was going to miss it."
The woman has been charged with petit theft.
It's not her first run-in with the law.
JSO says officers arrested Cummings back in 2004 in a theft case involving some sort of credit scam.
She was charged with felony theft, but the charge was dropped to a misdemeanor.
The case was ultimately dropped and, as a result, Cummings did not face any administrative charges at JSO.
Cummings has been with the department since 1997. She cannot be officially fired until she's proven guilty in court.