Former Denver official charged with theft from charity
DENVER (AP) — A former Denver Sheriff Department official has been charged with the theft of almost $50,000 from a charity.
Frank Gale surrendered to police this month. According to a grand jury indictment, Gale wrote checks for more than $48,000 to himself from the organization’s account.
The Denver Post reports that Gale was fired from the sheriff’s department in January 2015 for giving preferential treatment to a captain facing a domestic violence charge. Gale was chief of Denver’s Downtown Detention Center.
Gale’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.
Gale became president of the charity, Ecumenical Refugee and Immigration Services, in May 2015.
He also is accused of forging the name and signature of a former official on the title for a truck owned by the charity.