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Fox Lake police officer took his own life fearing he’d be caught embezzling

Posted by wlpo on November 4, 2015

Thinking he was close to being caught stealing money, a Fox Lake police officer staged his own death to look like others killed him in the line of duty.

The commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force says the Village of Fox Lake was doing an internal audit that Lt. Charles Gliniewicz feared would show he was embezzling money from a youth program he was in charge of.

Gliniewicz was found dead with gunshot wounds in September after telling dispatchers he was pursuing three suspicious men. A massive manhunt and two-month investigation followed.

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