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Chief Quits After Claim He Gassed Up on Town's Tab

Posted July 25, 2007 11:45 a.m. EDT
Updated July 25, 2007 11:53 a.m. EDT

— The police chief of Mount Olive has resigned amid allegations that he used a town credit card at a gas station to fill the tank of his personal vehicles, authorities said.

Chief Emmett Ballree resigned late Friday after the town conducted an internal investigation. Officials said no criminal charges would be filed in the matter.

Maj. Ralph Schroeder, a 28-year veteran of the Mount Olive Police Department, has been named acting police chief. No search for a permanent replacement is planned as of now, authorities said.