Wilmington police officer charged with embezzling $22K from department

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Wilmington officer charged with theft: as seen on Action News at 6 p.m., November 27, 2018

A Wilmington Police officer has been caught on the wrong side of the law.

Master Corporal Michael Ballard faces felony theft charges.

Investigators say Ballard embezzled nearly $22,000 dollars from a department account.

The alleged thefts occurred from October 2015 until June of this year.

Ballard was arraigned Tuesday afternoon.

He's being held on $51,000 bail

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