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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:50 AM

Three City of Richwood officials, including police chief, former mayor arrested for embezzlement

Three City of Richwood, WV, officials, including police chief, former mayor arrested for embezzlement related charges


SUMMERSVILLE Three City of Richwood employees have been arrested on embezzlement charges.

Richwood Mayor Chris Drennen and Former City Recorder Abby McClung have been arrested and charged regarding the use of millions of dollars in federal flood relief money, according to WV MetroNews.

Police Chief Lloyd Allen Cogar was also accused of misusing money, allegedly using nearly $2000 state money to buy tires and services at a store that he owns. According to a criminal complaint, Cogar made 10 personal purchases on his state-issued card, totaling over $500.

Former Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber is also facing charges of embezzlement and one charge of purchasing card violation, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports.

Read more: https://www.wvnews.com/news/wvnews/three-city-of-richwood-wv-officials-including-police-chief-former/article_5bbd030b-d8a9-51e9-9d51-3b6c1edfea6e.html

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