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Ex-officer in Georgia accused of stealing money

December 16, 2020 GMT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — The former head of a suburban Atlanta drug task force has been charged with stealing money from the organization.

Chad Rosborough of Meansville was arrested Tuesday on three counts of theft by taking and two counts of violating his oath of office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. GBI said investigators determined Rosborough stole approximately $4,500.

The agency was asked in June 2019 to investigate the 47-year-old Rosborough, then a major in the McDonough Police Department and acting commander of the Henry County drug task force. McDonough Police Chief Preston Dorsey had voiced concerns over Rosborough’s handling of money to the board of the task force.

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Rosborough was placed on leave and later resigned. He was booked into the Henry County Jail on Tuesday and later released on bail. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.