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Former Framingham police officer charged with stealing $20,000 in evidence room case

A former Framingham police officer who worked in the department’s evidence room was indicted Thursday by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on charges that he stole about $20,000 from the evidence room before resigning last year, according to Attorney General Maura Healey’s office.

Alan B. Dubeshter, 55, will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court at a later date, according to the attorney general’s office.

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In September 2015, Dubeshter, who was a patrolman, was found with several Framingham Police Department evidence envelopes in his truck, law enforcement officials say. An investigation revealed that the envelopes had been tampered with, and were missing money.

Investigators also discovered that other envelopes maintained in the Framingham Police Department evidence room had also been tampered with in the same way.

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Dubeshter resigned from the department in April of last year, and the attorney general’s office began an investigation after a referral from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. The Framingham Police Department assisted in the investigation.

In another recent incident involving the department’s evidence room, a “hide-a-key” that permitted unrecorded access to the room was discovered in October. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office notified defendants about the discovery in November.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @evanmallen.
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