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Investigators: Officer killed himself, had been embezzling

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Investigators: Officer killed himself, had been embezzling Investigators: Officer killed himself, had been embezzling

  ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) - Residents of an Illinois town that celebrated a police officer as a hero after his death say they're upset to learn that he killed himself after embezzling money from a youth program he oversaw.
    
Tim Pederson was a member of the Fox Lake Police Explorer Post that Lt. Charles Gliniewicz oversaw. Now a 22-year-old corrections officer, Pederson says he's "still processing" the news about Gliniewicz, whom he looked up to.
    
His mother, Kathy Pederson, says residents are taking down posters they put up to honor Gliniewicz and some want to get back money that they donated to support his family.
    
Investigators said Wednesday that Gliniewicz elaborately staged the scene to make it appear he had been slain while pursuing suspects.

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