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Dade Parks Manager Charged With Theft

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Mitchell Burroughs (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Mitchell Burroughs (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

MIAMI (CBS4) – A Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation manager has been accused with stealing thousands of dollars of from the county.

Miami-Dade police said their investigation into Park Manager Mitchell Burroughs, 29, began last September after they were contacted by the parks department about an employee they suspected of theft.

In their investigation, public corruption detectives reportedly found that Burroughs had embezzled more than $12 thousand in cash and checks from Westwind Lakes Park. Burroughs was arrested and during questioning, police said he admitted to stealing the money.

Burroughs has been charged with two counts of Grand Theft.

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