Edwardsville Police Officer Allegedly Behind Burglaries Accused Of Arson

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An Edwardsville police officer who has been blamed for at least 12 alleged burglaries is now accused of alleged arson and money laundering.

Madison County authorities say 41-year-old Brian Barker allegedly broke into an office building, burglarized several offices in the building, and started a fire that caused damage to several businesses. Barker has also been charged with alleged money laundering for reportedly trying to sell stolen car parts and electronics both on Craigslist and in person.

Barker was already charged with 12 counts of alleged burglary for a string of break-ins that took place over a two-year period.