These articles are reprinted with much gratitude, from the Hurherald website. Make your own judgments. I wonder if we should be looking more closely at who hired these “problem children”……..
FORMER GRANTSVILLE POLICEMEN CHARGED WITH FRAUD
Former Braxton County Deputy Sheriff and Grantsville volunteer policeman C. S. “Shane” Dellinger has been charged with six counts of felony fraud committed while serving as a Braxton County deputy sheriff.
Dellinger worked for Braxton County Sheriff Howard Carpenter, who told the Hur Herald some months ago he had placed Dellinger on leave because he was suffering stress from a recent divorce.
The deputy, who was described as “extremely aggressive in law enforcement in Braxton,” was apparently fired from his job, although the sheriff’s department reportedly gave him a going-away party.
Dellinger was the subject of numerous citizen complaints in Grantsville, including the delivery of a Concealed Weapons Class which was rejected by Calhoun Sheriff Carl Ballengee.
Dellinger reportedly collected money from individuals for the class, although he was not certified to give the course.
The money has not been returned.
The Grantsville detachment of the State Police are reportedly investigating Dellinger regarding that situation.
FORMER OFFICER DELLINGER CHARGED WITH FALSIFYING RECORDS
Former Braxton County Deputy Sheriff C. S. “Shane” Dellinger, who more recently served as a volunteer policeman for the Town of Grantsville, has been charged with six counts of embezzlement.
Dellinger is being charged for allegedly falsifying records or accounts in order to defraud the State of West Virginia of money from a drunk driving grant issued to Braxton County.
The charges indicate Dellinger claimed he was doing work for the program, when records indicate he was not.
The charges were filed in Kanawha County. Dellinger posted bond and was released.
Dellinger is reportedly being investigated for problems that surfaced while engaged with the Town of Grantsville.
The officer allegedly gave a concealed weapons class in Grantsville, collecting money, when he apparently did not have the appropriate credentials. The money has not been returned.