LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former Kentucky sheriff has been charged with embezzling county money and using his office for personal gain. 

Bobby Shoffner, the former sheriff in LaRue County, was responsible for collecting property tax and franchise tax payments. Authorities say the county also received a $10,000 federal grant during his time as sheriff. 

Between 2011 and 2012, he's accused of stealing more than $5,000.

The case is being investigated by the FBI. Shoffner could face five year in prison if convicted. 

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