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Former Aurora police officer pleads guilty to stealing from charities

Posted: 1:07 PM, Oct 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-12 15:07:04-04
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DENVER (AP) — A former police officer in suburban Denver has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from two department charities.

KCNC-TV reports 39-year-old Roland Albert, who worked for the Aurora Police Department, pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft and is set to be sentenced Dec. 16.

Prosecutors say he stole about $80,000 from the Aurora Police Orphans Fund and a second charity called Brotherhood of the Fallen while he was the charities' treasurer.

Albert is accused of stealing more than $71,000 from the orphans fund in 2017 and 2018. The charity, which gives money to the families of fallen Aurora officers, is supported by donations from 95% of Aurora police employees who have money deducted from their paychecks to support the effort.

(Information from: KCNC-TV, http://www.cbsdenver.com)