Ohio man convicted of taking police memorial money

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio man has been convicted of keeping money from a golf tournament he organized to benefit the family of a deputy killed during a high-speed chase.

Former Morrow police officer Ryan Hunt pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft and attempted tampering with evidence. He pleaded no contest to two similar charges in a related case.

He'll be sentenced March 15. Prosecutors are recommending probation.

Warren County Deputy Brian Dulle (DOO'-lee) died in 2011 after being hit while putting down stop sticks to try to halt a stolen car. Hunt organized a golf tournament to help Dulle's widow and three children but kept thousands of dollars.

Police say after their investigation began, Hunt donated to the Dulle fund from money obtained through a bogus printing job for a business.

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