SANTA ROSA -- Santa Rosa police arrested a Santa Rosa Junior College Police Department officer Wednesday on suspicion of grand theft and embezzlement, a police sergeant said.

Jeff Holzworth, 49, a 28-year employee at the junior college, was arrested around 10 a.m. after completing his shift, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Lance Badger said.

Holzworth was booked in Sonoma County jail under $150,000 bail for grand theft and embezzlement, Badger said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon in Sonoma County Superior Court.

Police served search warrants at Holzworth's home, work space and personal and work vehicles and located several thousand dollars, Badger said.

Santa Rosa Junior College Police Chief Matt McCaffrey contacted Santa Rosa police on Nov. 1 with information he received about a possible ongoing embezzlement by a junior college police officer, Badger said.

McCaffrey asked Santa Rosa police to assist with the investigation, and detectives from the Santa Rosa Police Department's property crimes team conducted a three-week investigation, Badger said.

That investigation is continuing and police are not disclosing any more information, Badger said.

Holzworth was placed on administrative leave by the junior college.


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