Ex-Police Sergeant Accused of Misrepresentation Appears in Court

March 8, 2012

A former Louisa police sergeant charged with misrepresentation appeared in court Thursday morning.

Mark McGhee, 31, was arraigned and a preliminary hearing was set for May. He was arrested by special agents with the Virginia State Police last month after an investigation into alleged financial misrepresentation regarding the Trevilians Volunteer Fire Department Fund.

McGhee was charged with one count of felony misrepresentation, which is described as a person who "knowingly falsifies, conceals, misleads, or covers up... a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations."

McGhee will continue to be held in the Orange County Regional Jail until his next court date.

Below is McGhee's bio from the Town of Louisa Police Department website (the bio has since been removed):

Sergeant Mark McGhee has been a member of the Louisa Police Department since 2008. Prior to joining the ranks of the Louisa Police Department he served as a dispatcher for the Louisa County Sheriff's Office, as a correctional officer for the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail, as a Deputy for the Fluvanna Sheriff's Officer and as a security officer for the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant.

As result of his vast experience and having immediately proven his abilities he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2009. He has been and is active in the community serving as a volunteer firefighter and EMT since 1994. Sgt. McGhee is the departments National Incident Management System (NIMS) expert, a certified breathalyzer operator, and has been a Field Training Officer and General Instructor for the academy. He is also a Notary Public for those needing notary services. Sgt. McGhee was co-named the 2010 Law Enforcement Officer of the year by the Louisa County Crime Solvers.

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