Today in Rockingham, the city’s former police chief Robert Voorhees was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly embezzling money from a police bank account, city officials have confirmed.
Voorhees resigned from his job as chief of police in February 2012, to “further challenge myself professionally and continue to grow my career,” his letter of resignation said. He had worked for the department for about 21 years, and served as chief for about 10 years.
The criminal case was investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation, and a special prosecutor, who appeared before a Richmond County grand jury on Tuesday morning, according to city officials. The grand jury issued a true bill of indictment charging Voorhees with one count of embezzlement of $33,000.
According to WSOC-TV 9 out of Charlotte, Voorhees was reportedly in Tennessee at the time of the indictment, and was talking with SBI agents about when he would turn himself in.
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