Ex-Swinomish police chief gets 16 months for stealing from tribe
SEATTLE — A Stanwood resident who is the former police chief of the Swinomish Police Department has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing nearly $34,000 from the northwest Washington tribe.
Thomas Schlicker pleaded guilty in July to theft of tribal funds. He served as the Swinomish Tribe’s police chief from 1997 to 2014. The Swinomish reservation is located west of La Conner in Skagit County.