Former Boise officer, wife stole $70K from police union

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 1, 2017 at 2:04 p.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former president of an Idaho police union was found guilty of stealing thousands of dollars from that very union.

The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/2vlfXIe ) a two-week jury trial for Mark Furniss concluded Friday after he was found guilty of stealing $11,134 from the Treasure Valley Lodge #11 Fraternal Order of Police.

Furniss will be sentenced Sept. 1. He faces one to 14 years in prison and up to $5,000 fine.

Furniss was a Boise police officer for eight years. His wife, Sara Furniss, a part-time office manager for the union, was accused of stealing $62,730.

Sara Furniss has pleaded guilty, and a sentencing date has been set for Aug. 25.

Treasure Valley Lodge #11 is a nonprofit that raises money to assist injured and fallen officers and their families.

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