D.C. Council Member Michael Brown says a longtime campaign staffer has been stealing from his campaign fund.
Brown discovered the theft while personally reviewing his campaign finance reports, according to the Associated Press, and he immediately contacted the Metropolitan Police Department, which is now investigating, he tells AP.
Brown did not identify the campaign operative, but the person has been assisting his campaigns for more than five years, he says. Brown is running as an independent for an at-large D.C. Council seat in November's election.
He says he will personally take over the duties of campaign treasurer, replacing long-time operative Hakim Sutton. Brown also plans to bring in an auditor to go over the campaign's books, he says.