Breaking News: Former Falmouth Police Chief Pleads Guilty

FALMOUTH —A former Falmouth police chief has pleaded guilty to several charges.
Attorney General Jack Conway said Friday that Mark Posey pleaded guilty to one count each of abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking of a firearm and 14 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Posey was chief in Falmouth from March 2008 until he resigned in February.

Prosecutors said that between March 2008 through December 2014, Posey took over $500 in funds from a drug task force account.

Prosecutors said Posey would solicit donations from local businesses for drug cases and deposit the funds into one account. Posey would then write checks out of that account for cash and keep the funds for personal use, then Posey then forged the signature of a co-signor to the account, prosecutors said.

Posey also purchased a gun with Falmouth Police department funds approved by city council and then sold the gun to a friend for a higher amount, prosecutors said.

As a condition of his plea agreement, Posey has agreed to pay back $16,700 in restitution and can no longer work in law enforcement, Conway said.

Posey will be sentenced in December. He faces two to four years in prison.