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Former Falmouth police chief pleads guilty to misusing funds

(Photo: Kentucky General Jack Conway's Office) (Photo: Kentucky General Jack Conway's Office)

The former Falmouth police chief pleaded guilty to taking over $10,000 in funds from a drug task force account for personal use. 

Mark Posey pleaded guilty Friday to abuse of public trust over $500, theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, and 14 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

An investigation by Attorney General Jack Conway’s Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) uncovered that between March 2008 through December of last year, Posey took over $500 in funds from a drug task force account. According to the indictment, Posey is said to ask for donations from local businesses for drug cases and then use the donated money for personal use. 

Conway say Posey also purchased a gun with Falmouth Police department funds approved by city council and then sold the gun to a friend for a higher amount.    

Posey was suspended on Jan. 29, and eventually resigned from his position amid allegations.

As part of his plea agreement, Posey has agreed to pay back $16,700 in restitution and can no longer work in law enforcement, according to Conway. 

He faces up to approximately two to four years in prison, with the possibility of probation. That will be determined at his scheduled sentencing on December 18 in Franklin Circuit Court. 

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