Brown reportedly received the dog, Paige, in March 2017.
The state’s Public Integrity Assurance Team looked into Brown’s use of the donations after New Vienna Mayor Kathi Stone requested an investigation.
During the investigation, the former police chief reportedly admitted to using the money for personal expenses, including clothing, food and gas.
Brown resigned in December 2017.
After his resignation, the village discovered an outstanding bill of $2,000 for a vehicle cage for a police cruiser. The village also owed $700 for K-9 handler training, according to the auditor’s office.
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