West Point Police Officer Arrested for Embezzlement
West Point police officer Shaun T. Keller surrendered to authorities Thursday after being indicted for stealing nearly $4,000 from his own police department, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
A Clay County grand jury indicted the 41-year-old on one count of embezzlement for taking $3,904 in funds that were being held in evidence or for potential forfeiture by the West Point Police Department. Keller was booked into the Clay County jail Thursday afternoon. His bond was set at $10,000.
If convicted, Keller faces up to 20 years in prison and $5,000 in fines. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was investigated by Tonya Mangus of the AG’s Public Integrity Division and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Robert G. “Bob” Anderson.