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Former Officer Found Guilty


After six hours of deliberations, a jury has returned a guilty verdict against a former charleston police officer. James Nowling was accused of double dipping, or getting paid from two employers, during the same work hours.

Just minutes ago, a jury found Nowling guilty on both counts against him: fraudulently obtaining money by means of false pretenses and computer fraud. Nowling was fired from his job as a Charleston police officer in 2003.

During his testimony, Nowling says double dipping is a common practice at the department and he named other retired officers who he says did the same thing.

The police chief and mayor just finished a news conference. Check back for updates.

Nowling is scheduled to be sentenced on June 14th.


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