A woman who suspected her ex-husband of stealing $80 from her purse called the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to report the theft.

While making her report, she also happened to mention that her ex had just applied for a job with the sheriff’s department.

According to the deputy’s October report, the woman confronted her ex and he admitted in a text message and a phone call that he had taken the money.

The woman “stated she believed this to be a petty issue, and was not sure if she needed to report it, but felt she needed to report it because (he) was an applicant to the sheriff’s department.”

When a sheriff’s detective asked the ex-husband about the theft, the man admitted it.

When he asked if the theft would affect potential employment with the sheriff’s department, the detective said he didn’t know.

No word on whether he got the job.

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