After giving years of service to the Brookline, N.H., Police Department, Sgt. Michael Kurland lost his job because he used money from the department's uniform account to buy a pair of Ugg slippers.
Kurland had been on paid leave for the violation since December when the selectmen voted to fire him by a 3-to-2 vote in early April. Kurland said he was merely reimbursing himself for out-of-pocket expenses for the town's DARE program, although it's unclear why he needed Uggs for the DARE program. He also says he paid the department back.