Wilmington police officer charged with embezzling $22K from department

WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- 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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