BARNSTABLE (CBS) – The Orleans Police Department is out $92,000 after it was allegedly stolen by a former clerk.
Anna Reynolds, 60, was indicted Thursday after being accused of stealing the money from the local police relief fund and the Town of Orleans.
Reynolds also formerly served as the secretary and treasurer of the Orleans Police Relief Association.
“We allege that this defendant abused her position at the Orleans Police Department and as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Orleans Police Relief Association,” said Attorney General Martha Coakley. “She allegedly stole thousands of dollars from the Town of Orleans and from the relief association, which provides important services to police officers and their families.”
She served as a clerk for over 20 years, but authorities say she stole all the money between 2007 and 2012, during which time she wrote unauthorized checks to herself and made cash withdrawals in order to pay her personal expenses.
She is being charged with four counts of larceny over $250 and four counts of making false entries in corporate books.