Former Police Officer to Appear in Court

By WEEK Reporter

August 10, 2010 Updated Aug 10, 2010 at 10:33 PM CDT

A former Bloomington police officer who was indicted on felony theft charges has a notice to appear in court Tuesday, according to our news partner, The Pantagraph.

Tommy Lee Walters, 42, is charged with taking more than $300 but less than $10,000 from the Police Benevolent Protective Association.

The theft took place from September through January, according to the charges.

Walters, who resigned in February, was issued a notice to appear in court for Aug. 10.

The Bloomington Police Department had no comment on the charges against the 18-year veteran.

Illinois State Police were asked to conduct a criminal investigation into the Walters matter in March by Bloomington police officials.

An internal investigation by Bloomington police was halted when Walters resigned two weeks after he was placed on administrative leave.

During his career with the department, Walters' duties included work as a crime scene technician on several high-profile cases.

If convicted, Walters faces two to five years in prison.

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