Fmr. police chief sentenced for wire fraud, ID theft

Carl Mullen (Source: Boone County Jail)
Carl Mullen (Source: Boone County Jail)

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - The former police chief of the Highland Heights Police Department was sentenced Monday on charges of wire fraud and identity theft.

Carl Mullen admitted in September that he got $127,390 in cash advances off of his fellow officers' city-issued credit cards. In addition, Mullen admitted to using one of his officer's ID cards to get some of the cash advances.

Mullen was sentenced to 45 months in prison and will be on probation for three years. He will have to pay back over $125,000.

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