By Melanie Nathan, Oct 01, 2015.
A former San Francisco police officer has been arrested and charged with embezzlement.
Mike Evans, 34, was booked into San Francisco County Jail on Wednesday, charged with felony embezzlement and felony grand theft of $16,000 in dues from the department’s Pride Alliance for LGBT officers, according to SF Gate report.
Evans was extradited from San Antonio on a district attorney’s warrant, as authorities have accused him of taking the money while serving as the organization’s treasurer.
An internal affairs investigation concluded in June this year after police became aware of the alleged crime in September of 2014. A warrant was issued in July and Evans was located in Texas, where he’s been living. He had resigned from the police force during the investigation.
“Our members are held to the highest standard and we conduct investigations to the fullest,” said Chief Greg Suhr.
Evans returned some of the money, according to an article in the Bay Area Reporter. But Sgt. Marquita Booth, the group’s interim president, said she had no knowledge of that.
Evans was released on $15,000 bail today. He is scheduled to return for arraignment Tuesday.”