A deputy in Florida stands accused of cashing out blank money orders from a car he pulled over while on patrol.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office received a complaint Wednesday night from a woman who said the money orders were in the car her boyfriend was driving when he was arrested on outstanding warrants by Deputy William Christopher Henley, news outlets reported.
The woman said she called Western Union to find out about the money orders after the arrest, and was informed they were already cashed out by Henley, Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Amber Southard told the Pensacola News Journal.
“We are always saddened that someone in law enforcement is engaged in criminal activity,” Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said. “The bottom line is that there is no place in our ranks for someone who breaks the laws.”
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Henley, 37, was put on administrative leave on Thursday morning and charged later that day after investigators finished collecting evidence. He has been booked into county jail with no bond and on multiple charges, including burglary and fraud.
It was not immediately clear if Henley had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.