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Former Captain of BPD Reserves accused of theft

Posted at 3:00 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 16:02:50-04

Michael Monnin got the boot. He's the former captain of the Buffalo Police Reserves and stands accused of stealing from the organization.

The reserves help the Buffalo Police Department with crowd control during large events in the city. Monnin was arraigned Thursday on two counts of stolen property.

Thursday  in court he pleaded not guilty.

According to a report in the Buffalo News  Monnin has 150 badges valued at $40 a piece. He's also accused of keeping the organization's checkbook and personnel logs.

In the report Monnin said he got the boot because he started questioning the way the organization was spending and receiving money.

In a quote given to the Buffalo News Monnin said the following:

“They are just taking money in and writing checks,” Monnin responds. “There is no accountability. I was starting to ask questions about finances. That’s why they booted me out.”

Monnin is not in police custody. He has another appearance in city court May 23rd.