AL: Former Dothan police officer arrested

I read a news report earlier today saying a Dothan Police officer had resigned after being charged with identity theft and credit card fraud, and I wondered if he had misused police databases or if the identity theft occurred outside of his work.

It turns out that the identity theft allegedly occurred while he served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Matt Elofson reports that Charles Thomas Simmer, age 27, has resigned from the Dothan Police following the felony charges:
According to a police statement, the charges stemmed from an investigation, which revealed Simmer allegedly obtained the identities of multiple people while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and used the information to open credit card accounts in their names.

The investigation started in January when Simmer filed a report, which listed him as a victim of identity theft. While investigating the complaint it was discovered Simmer committed the criminal offenses between June 2014 and March 2015.

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