#One #Alabama #sheriff is freely acknowledging that he has been pocketing excess jailhouse #food funds—you know, the #money meant to feed inmates—in order to buy himself a snazzy, six-figure #beach #home. According to AL.com, #Etowah #County Sheriff #ToddEntrekin and #his #wife, Karen, purchased the four-bedroom home with an in-ground #pool and canal access in #OrangeBeach, Ala., for a smooth $740,000. #Entrekin got a $592,000 mortgage from #Peoples #Bank of Alabama, and the property became one of several that the couple owned together or separately in the state’s Etowah and #Baldwin counties. All of the properties rang up a total assessed value of more than $1.7 million. But again, Entrekin is a sheriff, with a five-figure annual salary. So residents started to question how he could afford multiple homes, including one that cost almost three-quarters of a million bucks. As it turns out, Entrekin readily filed ethics-disclosure forms revealing that over the past three years he pocketed some $750,000 of additional “compensation” from “food provisions.” That would be on top of his $93,178.80 annual salary as sheriff.