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Former Michigan police officer admits stealing from mother

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HOWELL, MI (AP) -

  HOWELL, Mich. (AP) -- A former police sergeant from southeast Michigan has pleaded guilty to embezzling $37,618 from his elderly mother, who has dementia.
   The Livingston Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports William Scott Cook pleaded guilty Friday as part of a plea agreement. He has agreed to pay $2,000 in restitution by his Dec. 5 sentencing and then $600 per month
   Cook's wife said in February her husband used his mother's money to purchase her medications and "special food" she needed.
   Police learned about potential financial discrepancies when a representative with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services contacted them in May of 2015, about one month after he resigned as a Pinckney police sergeant.

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