Greensboro officer charged with stealing checks has been fired
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro police officer arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing business checks from a former employer in Denton has been fired, the Greensboro Police Department announced on Friday.
Officer Cameron Alexander Brafford, 22, faces charges of one count of larceny by employee, two counts of forgery, two counts of uttering of forged instrument, and one count of obtaining property by false pretense.
Detectives from the Denton Police Department alerted Greensboro Police Department officials of Brafford’s alleged involvement in the crimes on Tuesday. Greensboro police detectives assisted in the investigation and enough evidence was developed to charge Brafford.
Brafford was terminated on Friday after officials received additional information linking the officer to several thefts of business checks from his employer in Denton.
“We are incredibly disappointed by this young man’s actions” said Chief Ken Miller. “We entrust our officers to enforce and uphold the law. Willful violations of the law are counter to everything we stand for. They contradict our values, embarrass our profession, and harm the reputation the good men and women who are committed to selfless service.”
Brafford joined GPD on Nov. 1, 2013. He graduated from the 97th Police Basic Introductory Course in May 2014 and was receiving supervised patrol officer training at the time of this investigation.
Brafford’s termination cannot be appealed.