- Associated Press - Friday, March 27, 2020

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A Crime Stoppers official in New Mexico is facing charges after investigators say he used a donated SUV for personal use.

A criminal complaint filed Wednesday says Johnny Adams drove the gifted Ford Expedition SUV meant for the San Juan County Crime Stoppers doing off hours and also let his wife drive it.

Investigators also say Adams didn’t tell his supervisor about the donated SUV.

Adams is the executive director of the group.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office donated a vehicle to Crime Stoppers last year, but investigators say Adams drove it hundreds of miles for his personal use.

Adams, 49, was charged with embezzlement.

It was not known if he had an attorney.

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