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Ex-Albemarle officer pleads guilty to embezzlement

Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 3:57pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A former Albemarle County police lieutenant has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from a department petty cash fund.

Court records show Ernie Allen entered his plea to a misdemeanor embezzlement charge this week in Albemarle County General District Court. He received a 30-day sentence but 20 days of the term were suspended.

WVIR-TV (http://bit.ly/14Ejdsr ) reports that an audit revealed $380 was missing from the petty fund. Allen has repaid the money.

He was a 27-year veteran of the department when he resigned in December.

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Information from: WVIR-TV, http://www.nbc29.com/


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