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    Morrison Police Lieutenant Indicted

    (Golden, CO – July 18, 2017) The Jefferson County grand jury has returned a 29-count indictment against a former police lieutenant with the Town of Morrison. Anthony Paul Joiner, DOB: 3-30-79, has been indicted for Theft, Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, Embezzlement, and Forgery. He is accused of stealing over $132,000 from the Town of Morrison between December, 2010 and February, 2016.

    At the time of the alleged crimes, Joiner was the second in command at the Morrison Police Department. His responsibilities included making bank deposits, arranging extra duty contracts with Bandimere Speedway; arranging the cell phone contract for the town’s authorized employee cell phones; and he was fleet manager.

    According to the indictment, Joiner diverted funds from the Town of Morrison to his personal account through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund”. Money from the fund was supposed to be used to fund trips to Washington D.C. for police officers during National Police Week. Joiner’s is the only name associated with fund’s account. There were trips to Washington D.C. paid for out of the fund. However, Joiner conducted numerous transactions where money which was intended for the Town of Morrison was deposited into the 5280 fund account and then used for his personal expenses.

    The indictment describes how Joiner diverted funds from extra duty shift wages that were due the Town of Morrison into the 5280 fund. He is also alleged to have billed both Bandimere Speedway and the Town of Morrison for extra duty shifts worked at Bandimere.

    The indictment was signed on July 18, 2018 and Joiner was arrested later that same day. He was booked into the Jefferson County jail and will be held on $50,000 cash bond. He is expected to have a first court appearance on July 19, at 10:00 in courtroom 1B of the Jefferson County courthouse.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    July 18, 2017

    Last Updated: 7-18-2017
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