- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A former Des Moines police officer has turned himself in to authorities after being accused in the embezzlement of more than $20,000 while he was treasurer on the police gym’s board of directors.

According to Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek, the former officer turned himself into the Polk County Jail Thursday after a warrant for his arrest was issued earlier in the day. He faces four counts of theft charges.

Authorities say the former officer, who resigned from the department in January, took the money while he was treasurer of the gym, which is a private entity funded by police officer membership dues.

Police say they discovered money was missing during an audit after the officer had resigned.

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