The Blotter for May 8

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D.C. cop accused of money laundering for drug dealer

A District of Columbia police officer has been charged in a federal money laundering investigation in Pennsylvania.

Jared Weinberg was arrested Monday at the Fourth District station on Georgia Avenue in upper Northwest D.C., where he worked. Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said Weinberg had been with the department since February 2012, and allegations against him pre-date his employment with the department.

A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Pittsburgh accuses Weinberg of conspiring with a cocaine dealer and others to conceal the proceeds of drug trafficking.

Thieves with backhoe try to steal ATM in Potomac

Montgomery County police are looking for thieves who tried to remove an ATM machine with a backhoe. About 2 a.m. Tuesday, police received a call from security officials saying that thieves in gloves and masks were trying to steal an ATM at the Bank of America at 10217 River Road in Potomac. Surveillance cameras showed the thieves wrapped a steel chain around the ATM, yanked it from the outer wall and tried to put it onto a bed of a pickup truck. By the time police arrived, the perpetrators had fled, leaving the ATM, backhoe and pickup truck. The ATM was suspended over the bed of the pickup truck.

Va. mom accused of ripping off school group

A Prince William County woman is accused of stealing money from an elementary school parent-teacher organization.

Sabrina Ann Corra-Reynolds, treasurer of the Glenkirk Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, was charged Monday with two counts of embezzlement. According to police, Corra-Reynolds spent $2,200 of the organization's money to rent a vehicle and buy a children's dresser. The purchases were made between December and April 16. Corra-Reynolds, 35, of Gainesville, is not a school employee but served as the Glenkirk Elementary PTO treasurer during the time the money was spent.

-- Scott McCabe

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