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Waverly police officer charged with fraud

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Sep 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-10 15:47:33-04

Waverly, Va. – A North Carolina man now faces multiple fraud charges, according to Virginia State Police.

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Virginia State Police arrested 48-year-old Douglas Davis Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., on five felony counts and one misdemeanor count of obtaining money by false pretenses.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office initiated the investigation in February 2014 at the request of the Town of Waverly Police Department.

On Tuesday, September 9, a Sussex County grand jury handed up the six-count indictment against Davis. The charges stem from Davis’s falsification of timesheets during the time of his employment with the police department, officials say.

Davis was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon without incident. He was released on bond.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time. The case is being prosecuted by Prince George County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jay C. Paul, who has been appointed as special prosecutor.

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