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Former St. George police chief arrested after resigning

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SLED charged Anthony Britt with embezzlement and misconduct in office Tuesday. SLED charged Anthony Britt with embezzlement and misconduct in office Tuesday.
ST GEORGE, SC -

The police chief in St. George has been arrested just days after he resigned amid a State Law Enforcement Division inquiry into spending in the Dorchester County town.

St. George Police Chief resigns amid SLED investigation

SLED charged Anthony Britt with embezzlement and misconduct in office Tuesday. Agents said he stole $14,000 in checks made out to the town for his own use for the past four years.

Britt resigned Thursday. He had been police chief since 2009.

Mayor Anne Johnston contacted SLED in May about possible spending of money that was not deposited in the town's bank account.

It's the second time Britt has resigned from the department. Officials say Britt was a sergeant in 1999 when he was suspended and not reinstated pending the outcome of another investigation.

It wasn't known if Britt had a lawyer.

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