Former Officer Charged With Stealing From Cheshire Police Union

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    A former Cheshire police officer has been charged with stealing nearly $50,000 from the police union he served as president and vice president.

    Prosecutors say 43-year-old Robert A. Anderson Jr. of Wilton was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree larceny.

    A message was left on a possible cellphone for Anderson.

    Anderson served as union president in 2008 and vice president from 2011 through 2012.

    The warrant alleges Anderson stole more than $22,000 through automated teller machine withdrawals and about $27,400 through debit card transactions from the union's bank accounts.

    Anderson resigned from the Cheshire Police Department last September.

    Anderson was released on $100,000 bond. He will be arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Jan. 17.

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