Thursday, December 18, 2008

Former Sergeant Michelle Wagner Arrested for Stealing from Police Explorers


Newly released reports accuse a former Manchester police sergeant of gambling away nearly all the $19,000 she stole from department youth programs.

The arrest warrant affidavit for 34-year-old Michelle Wagner says she took the money from Police Explorers and child safety seat accounts and spent most of it at the two casinos in eastern Connecticut.

Wagner, who resigned last month, was arraigned Wednesday in Manchester Superior Court on three counts of first-degree larceny and one count of second-degree larceny.

She has not entered a plea.

A call to a number listed in her name in Manchester went unanswered yesterday (Wednesday).

Judge Bradford Ward ordered her to stay away from casinos and seek treatment for gambling.

She is free on a promise to return to court Jan. 15.

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