CHESHIRE, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) — A former officer of the Cheshire police officer faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted on charges of stealing from the police union.

Prosecutors say 43-year-old Robert A. Anderson, Jr., of Wilton served as union president in 2008 and vice president from 2011 through 2012,  and stole nearly $50,000 in union funds during that time.

The warrant obtained by the Statewide Prosecution Bureau of the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office alleges Anderson stole more than $22,000 in cash through ATM withdrawals and more than $27,000 through debit card transactions from the union’s accounts.

Police union leaders and Cheshire Police Chief Neil Dryfe filed the complaint with the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office.  Anderson resigned from the department in September.  He’ll be arraigned next week.


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