Thursday, December 18, 2014

$100 K Embezzlement From Local Illinois Police Union Cuts Into Charity Giving

From on 12/17/2014:

The alleged theft of about $100,000 from the union representing McLean County sheriff's deputies means causes such as holiday food baskets for families in need and mentoring services for children won't receive their usual funding.
In early August, officers with the McLean County Deputies Fraternal Order of Police No. 176 discovered an alleged embezzlement that wiped out its bank account, Deputy Jeremy Bradley said Tuesday.

"We were depleted," said Bradley, union president since January 2014.

Sheriff Jon Sandage confirmed that an employee suspected of involvement in the matter resigned Aug. 15, and the Bloomington Police Department was asked to investigate.

State's Attorney Jason Chambers said his office recently received investigative reports for review.
The loss has forced Big Brothers Big Sisters of McLean County to scale back its expenses for mentoring programs for the 250 children its serves, said Corey Burrows, chief program officer.

""It's not just our organization as an agency that suffers but our clients,"  said Burrows.


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