A Columbus Police Sergeant has been relieved of his duties following a theft allegation.
According to court documents, the sergeant is accused of embezzling $15,937.17 for personal use.
The money came from the International Police Association. Columbus Police say the sergeant’s gun and badge were taken away two weeks ago until the criminal and internal investigation is complete.
Court records show he’s accused of using the organization to make 158 personal and unauthorized purchases including $525.42 for airline tickets, $1,600 for vehicle paint job, $1,160.43 in rental car charges.
The alleged thefts happened between June 2011 and July 2014.
A member of the International Police Association told police the sergeant may still be in possession of checks and have access to the organization’s bank accounts.
Columbus Police say the sergeant is a 20 year veteran.