GOLDEN, Colo. – A Jefferson County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a former Morrison Police Department lieutenant on 29 counts, accusing him of stealing more than $132,000 from the town over 5 years.
Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, faces charges of theft, attempting to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.
It’s unclear when the department severed ties with Lt. Joiner, but he was the second in command at the town’s police department throughout the time he is accused of stealing the town’s money: from December 2010 to February 2016.
The grand jury indictment alleges that Joiner used a private fund, the 5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund, used to send officers to Washington D.C. for National Police Week, to funnel town money to his own expenses via the fund.
Some of the money Joiner is accused of funneling into the fund, then using for his own expenses, were extra duty shift wages that were owed to Morrison. The indictment alleges that Joiner billed both the town and the nearby Bandimere Speedway extra, then used some of the money for himself.
Joiner was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Jefferson County jail on a $50,000 bond. He’s first expected in court Wednesday morning.