Cherryville, NC – The former Cherryville police chief who stole from his city will not spend any time in prison.
Woody Burgess faced as much as 10 years but will serve six months of house arrest and one year of probation for embezzlement.
He admitted using city money to buy $11,000 worth of guns for personal use. He has repaid almost all of the money.
Channel 9 spoke to Burgess just moments after federal agents raided his house last year and he said then that he had done nothing wrong.
Two months later he pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
Federal attorneys say in 2007 and 2008 Burgess had the city’s finance director write checks to a sporting goods store. Many guns purchased with those checks were not used to fight crime — they were bought for Burgess’s personal use.
One thought on “Former Cherryville police chief will not go to prison for embezzlement”
Another crooked cop gets caught, and we see the usual result.