Greensboro police officer arrested for allegedly stealing checks


Cameron Alexander Brafford

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro police officer was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing business checks from a former employer in Denton.

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.

“When one of our officers is accused of wrongdoing, we take those allegations very seriously,” said Deputy Chief Joe Smith. “We hold our employees to high standards and are hugely disappointed when someone dishonors our department and our profession. If the charges against Officer Brafford are proven true, our response will be swift and appropriate. That’s our commitment to our community.”

Brafford is currently on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation.

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.

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