CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A former Albemarle County police lieutenant has been charged with stealing $380 from a department petty cash fund.
Media outlets report Ernest Allen III was charged this week with one felony count of embezzlement of public funds.
The 51-year-old Allen is a 27-year veteran of the department. Allen told police he took the money last month from the cash fund he managed. The money was discovered missing this month during a quarterly audit.
Col. Steve Sellers says Allen has repaid the missing funds and has cooperated with the investigation.
Allen, who resigned Monday, declined comment.
County records show Allen was paid $87,000 annually and has filed for federal bankruptcy protection three times.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
The pope invited a teen with Down Syndrome up to his car for a spin.
This U.S. city is buying $30M worth of iPads for its students.
Don't look for the movie about Jodi Arias to be about her trial. (Video)
Meet the newest liligers - mom's a liger and dad's a lion. (Photos)