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Former Cheshire Offers Arrested For Stealing From Police Union

January 10, 2014 by John Rook

A former Cheshire police officer was arrested this week for allegedly stealing approximately $50,000 from the Cheshire Police Union fund.
Robert Anderson, 43, of Wilton, was charged with two counts of larceny in the first degree, a class B felony. If Anderson is convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and $30,000 in fines, $15,000 for each offense.
According to a release from the State of Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice, the warrant alleges that Anderson stole more than $22,000 using an automated teller machine (ATM) and another $27,400 through debit transactions. Anderson served as the Union's president in 2008 and vice president from 2011 through 2012.
The news of Anderson's arrest comes a few months after both he and Captain Jay Markella resigned after having been placed on administrative leave because of the allegations. Markella, who had been with the Cheshire Police Department since 1996, has not been charged as of yet and there is no word whether the State is planning to do so.
For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

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