GOLDEN, Colo. — A former Colorado police lieutenant is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison over a five-year period.
Prosecutors say 38-year-old Anthony Joiner, who was second in command at the police department, was arrested after the indictment was signed Tuesday. He’s accused of taking the money between December 2010 and February 2016.
Investigators say Joiner diverted funds from the town to his personal account through a private fund he created. That fund was supposed to pay for officers to travel to Washington D.C. during National Police Week.
The grand jury handed down a 29-count indictment against Joiner that includes charges such as theft, attempting to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.
Booking documents do not indicate if Joiner has hired an attorney.