Former Moyne Shire council officer charged over sheep thefts

A former Moyne Shire council officer faces theft charges.

A former Moyne Shire council officer faces theft charges.

A FORMER Moyne Shire council employee is expected to face court in July on charges related to the alleged theft of sheep.

Robert Jehu, 60, now of Coonabarabran in NSW, is charged with three counts of theft that cover alleged offending between February 2, 2012 and January 6, 2013.

At that time, Mr Jehu was Moyne Shire's manager of health and regulatory services.

The charges relate to the theft of 16 sheep that were allegedly “property belonging to Moyne Shire and valued at an unknown amount”.

Mr Jehu’s defence counsel Tony Robinson appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday and successfully applied for an adjournment until July 10 for a further mention. 

Mr Robinson confirmed the matters related to a time when “my client was a council officer, but he is now working elsewhere in Australia in a similar role”.

Mr Jehu did not appear in court.

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