GERING, Neb. — A former Gering Police sergeant has been charged with three counts of theft, accused of stealing from a program that provides kids with gifts for their family members.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports 40-year-old Henry Moreno is accused of stealing more than $1,000 from the Shop for a Cop program. Scotts Bluff County Court documents show he’s been charged with three counts of theft by taking, a misdemeanor.

Moreno is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 22.

Moreno resigned from the Gering Police Department last month.

A phone number for Moreno could not be found, and his details of his case, including his attorney, did not appear in online court records.

Information from: Star-Herald,

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