By Dave Hughes
FORT SMITH, Ark. — A former Van Buren police sergeant was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison after having pleaded guilty last year to embezzling almost $51,000 from his department over 3 1/2 years.
U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson also fined Miklos Molnar $3,000 and ordered that he repay the $50,997 stolen from the department's evidence room. Molnar, however, paid back the money in July, shortly after the theft was discovered.
Ex-sergeant gets 5 yrs. for embezzling $51K from PD