Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rhode Island Police Dispatcher Arrested For Allegedly Embezzling $155K From Union

Douglas H. Rogers, 41, of West Kingstown, Rhode Island, was arrested Tuesday on charges he allegedly embezzled some $155,000 from the from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 473 Union, where he had served as secretary/treasurer. Rogers is a 15 year veteran dispatcher with the North Kingstown, Rhode Island Police Department. He has been suspended with pay pending an additional hearing and review of his employment status. According to authorities, over a period of five years, between March 2004 and April 2009, Rogers embezzled a total of $155,520 by making unauthorized cash withdrawals and transfers into his personal bank account. Rogers also wrote union checks to himself and made fraudulent entries into the union check register to conceal the true amounts of the actual checks.

Read the story here & here.

Read the Rhode Island State Police announcement here.

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