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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Alexandria worker charged with theft

An Alexandria parks and recreation supervisor was charged with felony embezzlement for allegedly taking money from the cash register at the Chinquapin Recreation Center.


Addo Lomotey (Courtesy Alexandria police)
Addo Lomotey, 48, who lives in the city, was arrested Tuesday, police said. He was an assistant manager at the center, which has amenities including a pool, lighted tennis courts, fitness area, nature trail and saunas. Police said they think he took the money while he worked at the front desk of the center at 3200 King Street.

Lomotey is facing one count of felony embezzlement by a government official, and is being held at the Alexandria jail on $5,000 bond.

Police would not say how much they think Lomotey took, or during what time period.

“It was a little bit here and a little bit there during his shifts,” said Jody Donaldson, a spokesman for Alexandria police.

Lomotey, who worked for the city for more than 4 years, was placed on administrative leave without pay.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities has begun an administrative inquiry, and is reviewing the city’s cash handling procedures for recreation centers.

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