A Montrose Policewoman is on administrative leave after an acquaintance accuses the officer of stealing money from her wallet while she was staying at the officer’s house.

The Montrose Police Department says 43 year old Rhonda Smith is charged with theft and receiving stolen property after was she was accused of taking $2,400 from a wallet belonging to Christina Lopez between July 25th and 27th.

Lopez claims she had the large amount of cash in her wallet because she was preparing to move and was staying for a weekend at Smith’s house when the money went missing.

According to Lopez’s account, Smith met her at a park, gave her $700, told her she had needed money for plane tickets for her son but denied taking any more cash from Lopez’s wallet. Lopez says the officer also asked her if he had ever done anything bad.

(A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday)