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Former DARE officer faces theft charges

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago January 31, 2013 Jan 31, 2013 Thursday, January 31 2013 January 31, 2013 7:52 AM in News
Source: LSP
By: Jillian Washington

BAKER - A former sergeant from Baker is in custody, accused of theft and malfeasance in office.

State police arrested Jason Doyle Wednesday, after allegations against Doyle surfaced regarding his time as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education and school resource officer for the Baker Police Department.

Officers found documents revealing that Doyle collected money from students in the DARE program, sparking the investigation.

Chief Mike Knaps says all expenses associated with the program are funded by the department through a federal grant and are not collected from students.

Investigators say Doyle collected more than $4,000 from students over a three-year period.

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