Three former Oklahoma police officers charged with embezzlement

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CRESCENT, Okla. – Three former members of an Oklahoma police department are facing charges following an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office called the OSBI after finding three .45 Glock pistols that were pawned at Oklahoma City area pawn shops. Officials say the guns were purchased by the city in 2013 and were issued to officers.

Following an audit of the Crescent Police Department, 44-year-old John Alvin Gilbert admitted to pawning one of the guns. Authorities say 44-year-old David Lee Henderson, Jr. and 51-year-old Joseph Hanson also admitted to pawning weapons.

The men are all facing one felony count of embezzlement.

Gilbert was the chief of the Crescent Police Department, while Hanson was an officer and Henderson was a reserve officer.