- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) - Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes says a veteran officer who resigned in November is now faces 27 felony charges that include pawning both stolen items and city equipment and embezzlement.

Clabes said in a news release Friday that the officer pawned a guitar stolen from a church, embezzled about $1,500 from the police special investigations unit and stole a gun from a fellow officer.

Clabes says the former officer was a 21-year veteran of the police department when he resigned Nov. 10 after being questioned by Oklahoma City police about the stolen guitar. Clabes says the former officer commanded the special investigations unit and used both his undercover identification and his undercover police car when pawning items.

Online court records do not show that formal charges have been filed.

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