Police Chief’s Assistant Accused of Using City Funds to Buy Groceries

DAVISThe Enterprise police chief’s longtime assistant has been accused of using city funds to buy herself thousands of dollars’ worth of groceries and other items.

It’s reported that 44-year-old Shannon Davis, of New Brockton, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of first-degree theft of property.

Police spokesman Sgt. Billy Haglund says Davis had been Police Chief Thomas D. Jones’ administrative assistant for about 13 years. Davis resigned on Monday.

Jones launched a criminal investigation last week after noticing discrepancies in the city’s purchase orders.

Authorities say Davis purchased more than $5,000 in merchandise and charged it to the city of Enterprise over the past 18 months. It was not immediately clear whether she has an attorney.

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