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LA deputy arrested in connection to burglaries

February 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been arrested, along with six other people, in connection with a string of residential burglaries in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Investigators say Khajana Jones, a six-year veteran, did not participate in the burglaries, but she allowed a man she lived with to store cash and jewelry from the burglaries at her residence.

Jones was arrested on Feb. 22 on suspicion of burglary and being an accessory to commit burglary. She was released on bail the next day.

She has been suspended with pay while the investigation continues. If charged with a felony, Jones could be stripped of her pay. If convicted, she could be fired.

Investigators said the suspects hit at least 15 upscale homes across Ventura and Los Angeles counties. They dressed well and knocked on doors, forcing their way inside when nobody answered.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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