Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office lieutenant indicted for bad checks, obtaining money by false pretenses

Lieutenant Joshua Sawyer, Sr. (CSO)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Lieutenant Joshua Sawyer, Sr. of the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office was indicted on 23 counts of bad checks and obtaining money by false pretenses, according to a release by the City of Chesapeake.

According to court documents, this happened between May 17 and May 24. Sawyer allegedly both deposited and withdrew checks at the Bayport Credit Union.

The case will be handled by the Southampton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

Sawyer was in court Wednesday and appeared before a grand jury. Wednesday was also when he was indicted.

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