Dispatcher Accused of Misusing Department Credit Card

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – An Edwardsville police dispatcher has quit after being accused of paying personal expenses with a credit card that had been turned over to the department.

Prosecutors in Madison County have charged 33-year-old Rochelle Waters of East Alton with official misconduct and unlawful use of a credit card.

Edwardsville City Administrator Ben Dickmann says a lost wallet had been turned over to police and placed in unclaimed property. But authorities allege Waters used the credit card Dec. 30 at Old Navy, Walmart, McDonald’s and a convenience store.

Waters couldn’t be reached for comment Monday. She doesn’t have a listed home telephone number, and online court records don’t show whether she has an attorney.

Waters is free on $10,000 bond. She’d been with the police department since 2007.

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