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Update: Bridgeville Police Officer Charged With Theft

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - An investigation into reports of missing money from the Bridgeville Police headquarters has lead to an arrest from within.

According to the Delaware Attorney General's Office, evidence lead them to 54-year-old Allen Parsons, who was a Sergeant with the Bridgeville Police Department.

According to Bridgeville Police Chief Robert Longo, "back in July of this year, during an inspection of our evidence locker, an officer discovered a problem with some of our evidence"

The police department reported that cash was missing from the evidence section, though the exact amount has not been released. 

The case was then turned over to the Attorney General's office and on October 3, 2012, Parsons was arrested on one count of Theft over $1,500 and one count of Official Misconduct and later released on $3,000.00 unsecured bond and is no longer with the police department.

Attorney General Beau Biden released this statement in regards to the incident, "Theft under any circumstance is against the law, but theft for personal gain by an individual in a position of public trust is even more troubling and harmful."

And Chief Longo wants to reassure citizens "these charges do not reflect the honor and integrity and professionalism of our officers or our agency."

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