Chesterfield Police Officer arrested for embezzlement

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield Police arrested one of their own officers for taking and selling a piece of jewelry taken from a citizen while on-duty.

Officer First Class Joshua J. Hill, 34, now faces charges of felony embezzlement.

Hill was responding to a call for service on February 10, when he came into possession of jewelry belonging to an individual who was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to Chesterfield Police.

Hill later sold the jewelry and kept the money. Police didn't know anything occurred, until a family friend tried to recover the jewelry last week.

Hill is due in court on Thursday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. He is on administrative leave, pending the criminal case.

"We are deeply saddened and embarrassed by the actions of this officer," Col. Thierry Dupuis said Tuesday. "We want members of this community to know that we deal with matters such as this head on. We hold ourselves accountable and will do what it takes to regain and maintain the public trust."

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