Former Richfield police officer sentenced for ‘Shop With a Cop’ fraud

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RICHFIELD- A former Richfield police officer has been sentenced for taking money from a 'Shop with a Cop' program.

41-year-old Michael Simmons, of Stow,  pleaded guilty to grand theft charges back in October.

According to the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Simmons spent more that $26,000 between 2011 to 2016 on sports tickets, electronics, tools and clothing.

Simmons was in Summit County Commons Pleas court this morning where he was sentenced to 2 years probation, 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution.

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