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North Carolina Rockingham police chief Robert Voorhees resigns after guilty plea in $33,000 embezzlement

Discussion in 'Incidents of Police Abuse, Misconduct, Negligence' started by M, Oct 16, 2013.

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    Perp: Chief Robert Voorhees

    Department: Rockingham Police Department

    Location: Rockingham, North Carolina

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    Former Police Chief Robert Voorhees​

    Your Daily Journal: Voorhees pleads guilty to larceny, fined $100: Former Rockingham police chief charged with embezzling $33,000 (Oct 10 2013)

    Former Rockingham Police Chief Robert Voorhees pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of larceny on Monday in Richmond County Superior Court. Voorhees, 43, was fined $100, had a 45-day stay in jail suspended, ordered to 12 months of unsupervised probation and was required to surrender his law enforcement license. Judge Mark Klass also ordered Voorhees, originally charged with a single felony count of embezzling $33,000 of city money, to pay court costs of $584.50. Voorhees resigned as chief — a position he held for nearly 10 years — in February 2012 ... Voorhees was indicted in November 2012. Under the single felony count, Voorhees faced a maximum of 25 months in jail. It was noted, however, that Voorhees had repaid all of the $33,000.
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    WSOC TV: Former police chief indicted on charges of embezzling (Nov 13 2012)

    A former police chief has been indicted by a grand jury on charges he stole tens of thousands of dollars in seized drug money. Robert Vorhees was chief of police in Rockingham until he resigned in February 2012, citing medical reasons ... city officials said Tuesday after Vorhees resigned, they discovered "significant irregularities" in financial records. The city manager said he found a checking account at a local bank where Vorhees appeared to have deposited money that had been seized by the police department at crime scenes. City officials said Vorhees was the only person with access to the account, and that's when they asked SBI agents to open an investigation.

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