Investigation by the Detroit Police Department Internal Affairs section revealed that SGT Loranger stole ten ATM debit cards from the Detroit Detention Center and fraudulently loaded money onto them from a Detroit Police Department bank account. He then misappropriated these stolen funds for his own self-interest. It is alleged that from January 14, 2021 through August 4, 2021 that Sgt. Loranger embezzled over $30,000. Further facts and evidence in the case will be presented in court at the preliminary examination.
Derek Michael Loranger has been charged with one count of Embezzlement - $20,000 or more < $50,000, one count of Using a Computer to Commit a Crime, one count of Misconduct in Office, and 10 counts of Possession of Stolen Financial Transaction Device. *
"There is simply no excuse for this alleged behavior. The evidence will show that this defendant was placed in a position of trust at the Detroit Detention Center- a place where people completely rely on others for their care," said Prosecutor Worthy. "This simply cannot be tolerated."
The defendant was arraigned this morning in 36th District Court and given a $30,000 personal bond. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for December 22, 2021 in 36th District Court before Judge Kenyetta Stanford Jones. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.