PITTSBURGH (AP) – The county controller says nearly $16,000 is missing from an account holding inmate funds at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, along with two laptop computers and a digital camera.

Controller Chelsa Wagner says she’ll refer the matter to police if jail officials can’t find the missing money and equipment.

READ MORE: TCV Community Services Becomes Affiliate Of Devereux Health

But Warden Orlando Harper, who was hired in October, says he’s implementing better controls over the account which contains inmates’ spending money and says an internal analysis has already located nearly half the money Wagner says is missing.

Wagner’s findings are contained in a 32-page report that examined jail procedures from 2010 through 2012.

READ MORE: 3 People Displaced After Fire Breaks Out Inside Wilkinsburg Apartment Building

The missing laptops and camera were bought with money raised by the prison commissary and fees collected from inmate phone calls.

Harper says employees will be held responsible if the equipment isn’t found.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

MORE NEWS: Airbnb Says 'Anti-Party' Tools Are Working In Pittsburgh

More Local News
More News
Join The Conversation On Our Facebook Page
Follow Us On Twitter