- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A retired Kansas law enforcement officer who was paid more than $56,000 to train other offices armed engagement practices is facing federal embezzlement charges.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 51-year-old Kevin P. Vaughn of Wichita is accused of falsifying reports to make it look like his company had completed 15 eight-hour classes the company agreed to provide.

Vaughn retired in March 2015 after 28 years with the Wichita Police Department. He is charged embezzling Department of Homeland Security funds, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.

Prosecutors say the incidents happened from April through June of last year.

Vaughn is facing up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the fraud counts and one year in prison on the embezzlement count, if convicted.

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