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Ex-police detective faces charges in embezzlement case

February 17, 2021 GMT

HAZEL PARK, Mich. (AP) — A former police detective in suburban Detroit faces charges in connection with the embezzlement of about $68,000 in forfeiture funds.

Sean Boucher, 45, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in 43rd District Court in Ferndale on conducting a criminal enterprise and embezzlement charges, according to the Michigan Attorney General’s office.

Boucher turned himself in Wednesday to state police.

The charges follow an investigation by the FBI Detroit Area Public Corruption Task Force into incidents between 2013 and 2017.

The attorney general’s office said Boucher was placed on administrative leave in September 2017, suspended by the Hazel Park Police Department and later resigned.

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Under state law, funds and property used during or derived from criminal activity can be seized and used to support law enforcement operations through training, equipment and other resources.

The Associated Press left a message Wednesday seeking comment from Boucher.