Sallisaw police chief pleads innocent to embezzlement

SALLISAW — The Sallisaw police chief has pleaded not guilty to one charge of embezzling public money.

Oklahoman Published: April 25, 2013
Advertisement
;

SALLISAW — The Sallisaw police chief has pleaded not guilty to one charge of embezzling public money.

Police Chief Shaloa Edwards entered his plea Wednesday. Prosecutors charged him earlier this month for allegedly taking $60 from the department.

A local newspaper reports no further court date has been set.

City officials say Edwards left an IOU in the cash drawer and later repaid the money. An affidavit from Sallisaw Police Capt. Beau Gabbert says the city's petty cash fund can only be used for employee expenses, not personal use.

Edwards has also filed a civil lawsuit after the Sallisaw City Commission amended part of its charter to allow the city manager to temporarily assume supervision of the police department. A hearing in that lawsuit is set for next week.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Hoover Crips investigation results in 51 people charged
  2. 2
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry enters courthouse to be booked
  3. 3
    Teacher shortage: Oklahoma schools begin academic year with more than 800 vacancies
  4. 4
    Russell Westbrook poses for photo with Russell Westbrook
  5. 5
    Hoover Crips investigation results in 52 people charged in Oklahoma
+ show more