Former officer pleads guilty to stealing from non-profit

Barry Roos leaves the Allen County Superior Courthouse on Jan. 7, 2015 after pleading guilty in a case where money was taken out of a non-profit.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A former Fort Wayne police officer accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from a non-profit organization pleaded guilty Thursday morning.

The former officer, Barry Roos, was serving as the treasurer and secretary for the Blue Knights. Investigators said Roos took hundreds of dollars from the account in separate incidents over the course of about a year.

Roos pleaded guilty to felony theft. As part of his plea agreement, Ross would get a year suspended sentence and placed on adult probation.

Roos apparently admitted to police that he withdrew $700 in July of 2013 to cover repairs to his personal car. He re-deposited $600 in December of 2013 but couldn’t remember what happened to the remaining $100.

He will officially be sentenced by a judge March 7. The advisory sentence for theft is for a year and a half, but it carries a range from six months to three years.

The Blue Knights is a non-profit motorcycle group made up of active and retired law enforcement officers. Roos served as a treasurer for four years. He resigned as treasurer and secretary on July 4, 2014. He resigned from the FWPD Dec. 31, 2015. He was suspended without pay as his court case played out.

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