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Investigation leads to Falmouth police chief resignation

Mark Posey, from Falmouth Police Department Facebook. Mark Posey, from Falmouth Police Department Facebook.
FALMOUTH, KY (FOX19) -

Falmouth's police chief has resigned amid accusations he mishandled city funds and property.

Mark Posey, who had been suspended since Jan. 29, was served two formal charges seeking his termination on Monday. He waived his right to a hearing and agreed to end employment with the city on Friday.

One charge claims Posey attempted to sell city-owned firearms without permission.

Posey allegedly tried to sell old service pistols when the department purchased new firearms, according to Louis Kelly, the attorney representing the city of Falmouth. The pistols were intended to be returned to the manufacturer in exchange for credit.

Posey is also accused of mishandling city funds intended to go towards undercover drug buys.

"The City of Falmouth recognizes that stewardship over taxpayer dollars is one of the most sacred responsibilities public officials have. Thus, we felt compelled to take immediate action to remove Mr. Posey from his position upon learning this information. The City cannot and will not allow any employee to abuse the public trust," a statement from the city read in-part.

Posey was a Kentucky State Trooper before taking Falmouth's chief position in 2008, according to LinkedIn.

Captain Roger Nowakowski will serve as interim police chief, according to a release from the city.

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