Chatham-Kent police sergeant pleads guilty to fraud

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A 52-year-old Chatham-Kent, Ont. police sergeant has pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000.

Robert Mugridge entered the plea in Superior Court in Chatham on Monday, he is scheduled to be sentenced in January next year.

Mugridge was initially charged with 47 counts of fraud under $5,000 and three counts of fraud over $5,000. He was the subject of a 2014 investigation by London police.

In February, Mugridge pleaded guilty to 50 counts of discreditable conduct during a police act disciplinary hearing.

The sergeant would continually ask friends and family for loans worth tens of thousands of dollars while in uniform. The crown alleged he would always make up different stories as to why he needed the money.

The majority of the money has never been repaid.

Mugridge has been suspended with pay since he was formally charged in 2015.

Read more at CTV News Windsor

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.