HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - Former Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird was indicted for the theft of public funds and property Thursday.
A federal grand jury in Lexington returned an indictment charging Lipfird with theft of property from a federally funded program.
The indictment alleges Lipfird misused funds and Harlan County government property.
Lipfird is accused of stealing money from a fund that was intended for controlled drug purchases and seeking reimbursement for numerous personal expenses, including food, alcohol, hotel rooms and a subscription to a dating website.
Lipfird is accused of forcing Harlan County to pay for fraudulent expenses, including duplicate payments for travel reimbursements and a cell phone issued to a friend.
The indictment is a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Lipfird faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.