Municipal police chief held for embezzlement

Police in Attica on Thursday arrested the head of a municipal police unit for allegedly embezzling local authorities of large quantities of gasoline ostensibly for a municipal motorcycle but that he actually used to cover his own transport costs.

Officers of the police’s internal affairs unit said they detained the man after catching him filling his personal motorcycle with gasoline at a gas station used to fill municipal vehicles.

The unidentified officer, who is alleged to have been logging the gasoline he used under expenses for a municipal motorcycle that has been off the road for years, faced a prosecutor on Thursday on charges of making false statements and embezzlement.

There was no indication about the sum the officer is alleged to have embezzled.