King County Sheriff’s Office investigation into theft of funds from city of Algona resulted in arrest of former interim police chief. Chief is suspected of diverting money from police explorer program for personal use.
A King County Sheriff’s Office investigation into theft of funds from the city of Algona resulted in the arrest Wednesday morning of the former interim Algona Police Chief. The 43 year old male was booked at the Regional Justice Center for Investigation of Theft. He was interim chief until February, when he was placed on leave.
The Sheriff’s Office investigation looked at receipts, ledgers, and bank accounts for the city’s police explorer program after city employees began to suspect theft from the program money. The chief had an ancillary duty as the police explorer president. It is believed the chief used a bank account that funded the program for his personal use.
The Sheriff’s Office investigation is still ongoing.