JAY — A warrant was issued Friday for former Fairland Police Chief William Ray Moore.
Moore, released from duty last month after he allegedly attempted to make a purchase with counterfeit money, is facing unrelated charges of making false claims of ownership while pawning two publicly owned firearms.
According to court records, Moore is accused of pawning a .40-caliber Beretta pistol and a .40-caliber Glock pistol at a pawn shop in Grove.
The guns were issued to Moore while he was employed as a part-time police officer in Commerce and also as the Fairland police chief.
According to the arrest affidavit, Moore pawned both of the guns on Oct. 11 and then pawned the Berretta pistol again on Oct. 31.
When Moore took a position with the Fairland Police Department, he failed to return the guns to his former employers, according to the affidavit.
The Glock handgun was purchased through a grant for the Commerce Police Department, officials said.
Delaware County officials are expecting Moore to turn himself in before Monday.
Moore was officially fired from his position of police chief on Dec. 4 after the town council affirmed the actions of the town’s police commissioner who dismissed Moore on Nov. 21.
The city severed its ties with Moore after he allegedly used counterfeit money to purchase a pre-paid Visa card on Oct. 17.
According to a Vinita police report, Moore is visible on store surveillance recordings making the purchase while wearing his Fairland Chief of Police uniform.
The seized bills were turn over to the U.S. Secret Service which has jurisdiction over investigations involving counterfeit money.
The counterfeit bills are believed to part of a case involving a Fairland woman who was charged with forgery and second-degree counterfeiting.
Those counterfeit bills were kept at the Fairland police department.
The case has since been turned over to the U.S. attorney’s office in Tulsa for possible federal prosecution.