Fired MCSO jail deputy facing fraud, theft charges

Tonya Bradley (Provided Photo/Marion County Jail)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A former Marion County jail deputy fired last week after being accused of stealing from female inmates now faces nine felony charges. Tonya Bradley, a 14-year MCSO employee, was arrested Wednesday.

Bradley and Marceline Daniel-Estil, a nine-year MCSO employee, were fired by Sheriff John Layton Friday for “misconduct involving inmates.” Both deputies had been assigned to the jail’s Security Division.

Layton said both women were terminated for fraternization with female inmates, and came as the result of an internal affairs investigation that began late last month. Bradley’s case specifically involved the alleged theft of food stamps from inmates, Layton said.

Bradley now faces six felony counts of forgery, one felony count of theft, one felony count of official misconduct and one felony count of welfare fraud. Records obtained by I-Team 8 show she booked into the jail through the Arrestee Processing Center late Wed afternoon, and released on $3,500 bond Thursday.

She is scheduled to appear before a judge for a pre-trial conference Friday morning.

Daniel-Estil has not been charged. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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