A former drug task force commander has been indicted by a Henry County grand jury on charges of theft and breaching his oath of office.
The indictment filed against Chad Rosborough, an officer with the McDonough Police Department, charges him with using a county credit card to buy meals at various restaurants and making illegal purchases at places such as Home Depot and Bass Pro Shop, spending hundreds of dollars.
The Georgia attorney general’s office presented the evidence to the grand jury on April 14, which included 30 counts of theft by levy, unlawful use of a financial transaction card and violation of the oath of office.
“Public officials must perform their duties honestly and ethically, and those who fail to do so are doing a disservice to the very people they are sworn to serve and protect,” Attorney General Chris Carr said. “We will not hesitate to hold accountable any public employee who has engaged in fraudulent activity, and we will continue to work every day to protect taxpayers’ money, no matter how small.”
“Law enforcement officials are sworn to uphold the public trust,” Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds said. “We are committed to investigating allegations of officer misconduct and appreciate our relationship with the Attorney General’s office that prosecutes these offenders.”
Rosborough was also part of the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force.
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