WILMINGTON, Ohio — Officials say a former Ohio police chief used donations that were meant for a police K-9 on himself.

The Ohio Auditor’s Office announced Thursday that Clinton Brown has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of felony theft of office.

Auditor Dave Yost says donors gave more than $14,000 to the New Vienna Police Department K9 Fund in 2017, an account set up in Brown’s name so he could purchase a police dog.

New Vienna Mayor Kathi Stone later requested that state officials investigate how the money was spent.

Yost’s office says Brown acknowledged spending some of the money on clothing, food and gas.

He resigned as village police chief in December 2017.

Yost’s office says the village discovered outstanding bills of more than $3,000 after Brown resigned.