August 9, 2017
HARPER WOODS, MI -- A former Harper Woods police officer is accused of stealing from his own department's property room over a week-long period in February.
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement that police officer Michael Lynch, 37, is suspected of stealing "various items" between Feb. 4, and Feb. 10, 2017.
He's charged with misconduct in office, six counts of larceny in a building and heroin possession.
Harper Woods Police Chief James R. Burke said he would not comment until possibly after Lynch's arraignment, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
In an Harper Woods Police Department annual report from 2014, Lynch was listed as a detective.
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