Officer Timothy Nix, formerly of the Christopher Newport University Police Department, was arrested on July 27 on charges of fraud and forgery.
Nix was arrested by the Gwinnett County Police Department in Lawrenceville, Ga.
His official charges are forgery—first degree and financial identity fraud, both of which are considered felonies in Georgia.
However, these remain charges at the moment, as Nix has not gone to trial yet, and has not been convicted of these crimes.
Nix was held in jail from July 27 until Aug. 2 and was released on a $4,800 bond, according to the Public Information Officer at the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, Stacey Bourbonnais.
The university refused to provide any further comment or explanation on the subject of Nix’s arrest.
“Officer Nix resigned in July 2011. As this is a personnel matter, the university will not comment further,” University Spokesperson, Lori Jacobs, said.
More information regarding Nix’s arrest and subsequent trial will be updated at www.thecaptainslog.org as this information becomes available.