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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged former DPD Sgt. Derek Michael Loranger, 46, (DOB: 09/08/1975), in connection with embezzling money from prisoner ATM cards at the Detroit Detention Center. He resigned his position with the Detroit Police Department on October 4, 2021.

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.