Alabama Officer Accused of Taking $70,000 in Scam

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An affidavit says Decatur police Sgt. Faron White is accused of taking about $70,000 from a safe containing confiscated drug money before he flew off to Las Vegas after trying to fake his own abduction.

The affidavit was filed Tuesday by Morgan County authorities in support of the arrest warrant for Sarah Elizabeth Richardson. She is accused of helping White stage his disappearance.

The affidavit given by Decatur Sgt. Richard Archer says Richardson was aware that White had stolen about $70,000 and on Saturday morning drove him to the airport in Nashvillee.

Police initially said the amount of the theft was $2,500.

White was arrested Monday in Las Vegas and will face an extradition hearing Thursday.

Information from: The News Courier,

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