Hazel Park detective arraigned on charges of embezzlement, conducting criminal enterprise
HAZEL PARK, Mich. – A former detective with the Hazel Park Police Department faced a judge Thursday on suspicion of stealing money meant to help the department. Sean Boucher, 45, of Warren, is accused of embezzling more than $65,000 in public asset forfeiture funds. It took several years for the case to make it to Thursday’s arraignment. Boucher had been under the investigation of the FBI for a while and their findings suggest there’s a clear breach of public trust. Boucher was given a $50,000 personal bond, but he is required to hand over his passport and can’t leave the state of Michigan.
Hazel Park detective charged with embezzling forfeiture funds, conducting criminal enterprise
HAZEL PARK, Mich. – Multiple felony charges have been filed against a Hazel Park police detective on suspicion of conducting a criminal enterprise and embezzling more than $65,000 in public asset forfeiture funds. “As a member of law enforcement, you pledge your professional life to the service of others, which is grounded in trust with the community in which an officer serves,” said attorney general Dana Nessel. The public asset forfeiture funds are used to support law enforcement operations through training, equipment and other resources. AdAuthorities allege Boucher embezzled about $68,000 for his own personal use over the course of several incidents between 2013 and 2017. Police said Boucher was placed on administrative leave Sept. 11, 2017 by the Hazel Park Police Department and suspended the following day.