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IOWA: Volunteer Des Moines police chaplain arrested on theft charges

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Pastor Sherman Brown was charged with first-degree theft and dependent adult abuse by financial exploitationA pastor who volunteered as a Des Moines Police Department assistant chaplain was arrested on Friday for felony theft.

Sherman Brown, 70, was charged with first-degree theft and dependent adult abuse by financial exploitation. It is unknown how much money Brown is accused of taking, but for that charge it had to be a minimum of $10,000, said Sgt. Chris Scott with the Des Moines Police Department.

Brown was power of attorney for a dependent adult man in a care facility. The police department was notified of suspicious activity with the dependent man’s finances by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

An investigation began in late July, at which time Brown voluntarily resigned as a volunteer chaplain. Brown also cooperated with the investigation, Scott said.

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