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Prominent critic of blue state homeless policies arrested on theft charges in Oregon

An Oregon man whose videos about homelessness in Portland went viral online has been arrested on theft charges related to his job as a homeless services specialist.

Police arrested Kevin Dahlgren Tuesday morning on 19 charges related to multiple incidents of theft and misuse of his official position with the City of Gresham, a city just east of Portland.

Dahlgren speaks with an addict

Kevin Dahlgren speaks with Josh, 33, about his experience with addiction and living on the streets of Portland. (Hannah Ray Lambert/Fox News Digital)

The charges against Dahlgren include seven counts of theft, five counts of identity theft, two counts of aggravated identity theft and five counts of official misconduct.

Dahlgren was released yesterday, according to jail records. He did not return a request for comment.

Dahlgren started working for Gresham’s homeless services team in 2018 and was paid $80,000 a year, The Oregonian reported.

Hannah Ray Lambert is an associate producer/writer with Fox News Digital Originals.

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