Former N.H. Police Chief Accused Of Stealing More Than $1.5 Million

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RICHMOND, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A police officer stationed in Richmond, New Hampshire has been accused of stealing more than $1,500,000 from taxpayers in an alleged scheme that lasted years.

The N.H. Attorney General John Formella's Office released a statement that officials have indicted former Richmond Police Officer-In-Charge and Hancock Police Chief Andrew Wood on a class A felony charges of theft via unauthorized taking and deception.

According to the Attorney General's office, both charges come from the same timeframe between January 5, 2017, and June 27, 2019. During that time officials say Wood submitted worksheets to the Town of Richmond that allegedly contained hours of work not performed, something Formella's office says he did intentionally.

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Officials say each felony could result in a seven to fifteen prison sentence and a $4,000 fine. Wood is expected to appear for arraignment at the Cheshire County Superior Court on his charges on October 22.

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