Former SF police officer pleads not guilty in embezzlement case

A former San Francisco police officer who was charged with felony grand theft and felony embezzlement for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from an organization of LGBT officers pleaded not guilty Tuesday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Michael Evans was arrested Sept. 10 by the San Antonio Police Department on a warrant for larceny from San Francisco, according to the San Antonio Magistrate.

Evans was subsequently extradited to California and then released last month from County Jail on $15,000 bail.

According to police the alleged embezzlement and theft was first noticed in August 2014 when the department’s Pride Alliance Board found there were missing funds.

In September 2014 the police department opened its investigation into the matter.

Evans had reportedly paid back nearly all the missing funds following at the beginning of 2015.

In June police gave their completed investigation to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration.

The next month a warrant was issued for Evans’ arrest.

The next court date is Dec. 3 when a pretrial hearing it set.

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