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Auburn police missing cash evidence (Indiana)

  "I'm p—-ed off," McCoy said. "I am upset. You don't expect this from a police department. I wouldn't have guessed this would happen in a thousand years." August 6, 2020 AUBURN — Cash and weapons are missing from the Auburn Police Department evidence room, Police Chief Martin McCoy said in a news conference Tuesday at Auburn City Hall Council...
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JUL
06

2 Sheriff's Employees Charged in Case of Missing Evidence

1 Authorities in Kansas say two former Sedgwick County Sheriff's employees have been arrested and charged with theft and other counts after an audit uncovered nearly $150,000 missing from evidence  July 2, 2020 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two former Sedgwick County Sheriff's employees have been arrested and charged with theft and other counts, author...
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JUN
18

Grayson Police Chief faces new charge of felony theft

Enter Headline here June 16, 2020 Grayson Chief of Police Mitch Bratton was booked into the Caldwell Parish Jail Tuesday on one count of felony theft. The new charge stems from an ongoing Louisiana State Police investigation and follows a June 4 arrest on two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of malfeasance in office. According to LSP,...
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JUN
03

Internal audit reveals $150,000 missing from Lancaster County Drug Task Force

  It is a case of internal theft as the funds would have been kept in a secured area at their headquarters. May 2 ,2020 LANCASTER COUNTY — Officials say that an internal audit of the Lancaster County Drug Task Force revealed that $150,000 has gone missing. Task Force officials say the discrepancy was discovered on April 20, 2020 and belie...
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MAY
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$145K cash, guns stolen from Kan. sheriff's evidence storage

We know that approximately $145,000 in money, drugs, seven guns, and power tools were stolen Enter Article DATE HERE SEDGWICK COUNTY —The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is the victim of an internal theft at their Property and Evidence storage site, according to Sheriff Jeff Easter. An ongoing criminal investigation was initiated and began on...
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MAY
19

Audit reveals $27K missing from OKCPD property room

Chief Wade Gourley added more oversight, tamper-proof bags, and a video-monitored location. May 18, 2020 OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – According to city auditor, the Oklahoma City Police Department is missing at least $27,000 from its evidence room. According to the audit, $10,775 is missing from case envelopes. Another $16,296 was checked out to the Dist...
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DEC
01

Updated: Former Orangeburg police captain charged; audit shows $17,000 missing from evidence

A warrant accuses Shultz of removing confiscated money from the ODPS evidence room. November 20, 2019 Former Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Capt. Carl Wayne Shultz is accused of taking $17,167.58 in confiscated money while he was employed as an officer.The S.C. Law Enforcement Division has charged the 48-year-old Shultz with one count of mi...
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OCT
14

Petersburg police and four other city agencies ends without further charges

The missing money led Petersburg prosecutors to seek the dismissal of charges against at least three criminal defendants because monetary evidence in their cases inexplicably disappeared. October 11, 2019 A special prosecutor appointed three years ago to investigate more than $10,000 in missing cash from the Petersburg Bureau of Police's evidence r...
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JUL
12

Cash -- lots of it -- went missing from New Orleans courthouse safe, clerk says

Morrell's office said it believes that a bond clerk may have "mishandled" an envelope containing $10,000 in cash, part of a larger $30,000 cash bond paid Tuesday afternoon. July 10, 2019 New Orleans authorities have launched an investigation after a stack of cash went missing from a safe in the city's criminal courthouse between Tuesday afternoon a...
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High-ranking officer resigns after allegations of missing money

Flint Circuit Drug Task Force commander Maj. Chad Rosborough has turned in his badge, gun, SUV and more after agents questioned Rosborough's handling of money seized by the task force June 24, 2019 HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating allegations a drug task force commander misap...
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MAY
02

State audit finds missing evidence, unsecured cash in various Utah police departments

Auditors found that out of the departments analyzed, five of the seven agencies had missing money, firearms, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia from their evidence lockers, according to the report. Enter Article DATE HERE ALT LAKE CITY — A Utah State Auditor's Office report highlighted shortcomings in how many police departments store...
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Ex-Old Town cop pleads guilty to evidence room thefts, tax charges


August 13, 2018 August 18, 2018 By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff • August 13, 2018 1:34 pm Updated: August 13, 2018 2:00 pm A former Old Town police sergeant pleaded guilty Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to a dozen theft and tax charges. Michael J. Hashey, 47, of Old Town admitted to stealing cash from the police evidence room and the Old Town ...
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JUN
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In police dept scandals’ wake, an effort to clean up evidence rooms

Bill would require spot audits June 12, 2018 A bill up for debate today aims to clean up the state's scandal-plagued evidence rooms by ordering police departments file twice-a-year spot audits with the state, with a full accounting of all evidence every five years. The measure before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary was filed by state Rep. Mark...
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NOV
07

Former Framingham cop apologizes for evidence theft, pleads guilty

Enter Headline here Enter Article DATE HERE WOBURN – A former Framingham Police officer tearfully apologized after pleading guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $19,000 from the police department's evidence room more than two years ago. Alan Dubeshter, 56, pleaded with Middlesex Superior Court Judge Jack Lu not to send him to jail. "I made a t...
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NOV
03

JPD investigates missing items from evidence room, prosecuting attorney releases statement

"There was no proof of criminal wrongdoing at that time and no charges were brought against anyone," Chief Elliott said. Enter Article DATE HERE JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott said in a statement Friday that an investigation revealed missing money, drugs, and other general property from their evidence room. Chief El...
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OCT
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Murray County Sheriff's deputy charged with stealing from evidence room

Miles says more than $10,000 worth of material was missing from the evidence room Enter Article DATE HERE MURRAY COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is charging a deputy with the Murray County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) with stealing more than $10,000 worth of items from an evidence room. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says agent...
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West Springfield Police Capt. Daniel Spaulding on paid leave amid evidence room probe

The approximately $18,000, sources agreed, remained unaccounted for from three separate drug cases. August 18, 2017 WEST SPRINGFIELD - The mayor and police chief today confirmed that the second highest-ranking official in the police department has been placed on indefinite paid administrative leave amid an investigation into "discrepancies" involvi...
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Need, opportunity focus of first day of MSP embezzlement trial

The case has been a huge embarrassment to the Michigan State Police because money was taken from the Cadillac Post's property room and he will show the post was unsecured, which gave people who shouldn't have the opportunity to be in the property room a chance to enter it. August 17, 2017 CADILLAC — The embezzlement case against retired Michigan St...
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MSP missing cash trial begins

The key used to get into the evidence room was in the hands of at least 12 people." August 16, 2017 CADILLAC — Detective Trooper Greg Hubers knew it was problematic when thousands of dollars went missing from a Michigan State Police evidence room. But he began to suspect something aside from the missing cash might have been "amiss" after the money ...
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Framingham officer accused of stealing money wants charge dropped

Police officer accused of stealing money from the department's evidence room August 10, 2017 FRAMINGHAM — With his case scheduled to go to trial next month, an ex-Framingham police officer accused of stealing money from the department's evidence room is asking a judge to drop one of the charges against him. A lawyer representing former evidence roo...
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JUL
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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested Neptune Beach Police Officer for grand theft

Neptune Beach Police Officer Chris Ortiz was arrested on one count of grand theft after complaints came in that money had gone missing following routine traffic Enter Article DATE HERE JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested a one-year veteran of the The Neptune Beach Police Department. On Tuesday, July 17, Neptune Bea...
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Former OUPD officer sentenced for embezzlement

Two audits conducted in 2016 found that several envelopes were missing and tampered with. The envelopes contained $1,873.40, the affidavit read. Enter Article DATE HERE Cleveland County Judge Thad Balkman has sentenced a former University of Oklahoma police officer to three years probation for taking nearly $1,900 from the department's evidenc...
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JUN
30

Ministry examining evidence vault after Windsor police misplace $25k of cocaine (Canada)

Windsor police chief says missing $25K in cocaine was accidentally incinerated June 30, 2017 The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services will examine the Windsor police evidence vault following the disappearance of $25,000 in cocaine that chief Al Frederick says was mistakenly destroyed. Windsor police chief says missing $25K in coca...
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MAY
16

Framingham Police Evidence-Room Scandal An Issue — Again

Framingham Police Department's former evidence room officer and the discovery of a "hidden key'' to the evidence room was raised in court on Tuesday by the defense attorney for a Framingham man charged with drug trafficking. Enter Article DATE HERE WOBURN, MA -- The fallout from the scandal created by the alleged theft of money by the Framingh...
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MAY
03

Sheriff ‘deeply saddened and angry’ by arrest of evidence custodian in theft case

GBI investigation that uncovered missing money and drug evidence Enter Article DATE HERE When Jasper County Sheriff Donnie Pope hired Michael Barrett about three years ago, the U.S. Navy veteran already had law enforcement experience. Until late last month, Barrett, 39, was an investigator and evidence custodian for Pope's office in Monticello...
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MAR
21

Medical issues postpone trial date for retired Springfield police officer Kevin Burnham


Medical issues postpone trial date for retired Springfield police officer Kevin Burnham March 20, 2017 Springfield-Kevin Burnham, retired Springfield police officer, appears in Hampden County Superior Court where his case was continued until March.  Burnham is facing charges with stealing nearly $385,000 in cash from the police department's ev...
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MAR
19

Man claims he owns $16K held by Pflugerville police but now missing

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Trial date Monday for retired Springfield Police Detective Kevin Burnham, accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from evidence room


Monday is the trial date for retired Springfield Detective Kevin Burnham, accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from the Police Department's evidence room over four and a half years March 17, 2017 SPRINGFIELD -- Monday is the trial date for retired Springfield Detective Kevin Burnham, accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from the Police Department's e...
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MAR
01

Report: Over $100K, pills stolen from Hollywood PD evidence


The report found that the theft of $137,609 in cash and 1,096 pills went undetected because the department didn't establish proper security protocols and then didn't ensure compliance of the protocols that were established. Enter Article DATE HERE HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward Office of the Inspector General issued a report, Tuesday, de...
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MAR
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Tens of thousands of dollars, several kilograms of drugs missing from Halifax police evidence


Of the 12,000 items in drug-related police evidence almost a quarter were missing, but Halifax police Chief Jean-Michel Blais says nothing 'untoward' happened. February 1,2017 By: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Mon Feb 27 2017 Tens of thousands of dollars and several kilograms of illicit drugs are still missing from Halifax Regional Police eviden...
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FEB
26

South Amboy Detective Stole Cash From the Evidence Room, Prosecutor Says


A high-ranking South Amboy cop stole cash seized in investigations from the evidence room, the county prosecutor says. February 23, 2017 SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - A South Amboy police detective has been charged with stealing money from the evidence room, the Middlesex County prosecutor announced Thursday morning. Detective Matthew Barcheski, 39, who lives ...
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FEB
26

Halifax police evidence, including nearly $5,000 in cash, still unaccounted for


Halifax police believe 32 drug exhibits were destroyed and six cash exhibits were deposited into a police bank account, but they're unable to prove that theory. Enter Article DATE HERE Metro file By: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Fri Feb 24 2017 Halifax Regional Police have located 34 of 72 exhibits that were missing from their evidence sto...
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FEB
11

Missing police evidence in Newport can't be found, sheriff tells city


The disappearance of money, drugs and firearms from Newport's former police department remains a mystery after a lengthy law enforcement investigation ended this week. Enter Article DATE HERE The disappearance of money, drugs and firearms from Newport's former police department remains a mystery after a lengthy law enforcement investigation en...
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FEB
02

STPSO: Causeway police officer arrested after money, drugs goes missing from evidence room


St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office to investigate missing evidence, which included $6,300 and narcotics that could not be found in the evidence room of the Causeway Police Department, officials said.​ February 2, 2017 Sgt. William Jones Jr. faces one count of felony theft and malfeasance after an investigation that began at the request of Causeway...
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JAN
25

Former OSP evidence tech gets prison for $50,000 in thefts


A former evidence technician was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $50,000 while working at the Oregon State Police office in Central Point January 24, 2017 A former evidence technician was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $50,000 while working at the Oregon State Police office in Central Point. John D. Parrish, 62, was sentenced...
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JAN
13

Was use of drug forfeiture money in Saginaw legal?


Garrett DeWyse was overseeing the evidence and property room and protested when he was ordered to remove $2,000 for the bag that was needed for a confidential informant drug buy. January 13, 2017 More than $22,000 was taken from a man by a sheriff's deputy, and then that money was used by the sheriff's department for confidential informant drug buy...
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JAN
11

Missing evidence case lands in court


Evidence presented against retired MI trooper January 10, 2017 CADILLAC — Michigan State Police Lt. David Street noted something out of place in a photograph of a drawer that once was a repository for evidence money collected in MSP-investigated cases as he displayed the image to onlookers in a Wexford County courtroom. "It is empty," Street said. ...
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DEC
06

Former DPD officer given probation


a former property and evidence section sergeant for the DPD, has been accused of stealing nearly $15,000 in cash that had been lawfully placed in the DPD's property and evidence section. Dec 6, 2016 A former Douglas Police Department Sergeant has been placed on four years probation and ordered to pay $14,991.90 in restitution to the DPD after accep...
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DEC
04

Town Of Westford Says Money Went Missing From Police Evidence Room


the town said the money was from closed criminal cases, and had been stored in the locked evidence room. Enter Article DATE HERE WESTFORD (CBS) — An investigation was opened over a year ago into the disappearance of an undisclosed amount of money from the Westford Police Department evidence room, the town of Westford said Thursday. In a statem...
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NOV
27

Former SD highway patrolman arrested for grand theft


Brian William Biehl, 47, of Platte, has been arrested by complaint on one count of grand theft by law enforcement of seized property for taking $69,668 in money confiscated between May 21, 2012, and Oct. 19, 2016, court documents state. November 27, 2016 A former South Dakota highway patrolman is charged with taking nearly $70,000 from drug arrests...
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NOV
05

Investigation forces changes at MVPD


Changes to how the Mount Vernon Police Department handles and disposes of evidence have been implemented in the wake of the FBI's investigation into former detective November 5, 2016 MOUNT VERNON — Changes to how the Mount Vernon Police Department handles and disposes of evidence have been implemented in the wake of the FBI's investigation into for...
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OCT
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Former Berks sheriff's deputy charged with stealing from evidence locker


A former Berks County sheriff's deputy was charged Thursday with stealing money from an evidence locker he believed was property seized in a drug investigation by Harrisburg police, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. October 30, 2016 A former Berks County sheriff's deputy was charged Thursday with steal...
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OCT
27

Money missing from Pflugerville police evidence room

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25

Ex-Sheriff Randy Fisher, son investigated


Fisher theorized the seized money, which was kept inside an evidence room safe in two separate packages, fell onto the floor and into a trash pile beneath the safe. October 25, 2016 STAUNTON - Former Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher and his son are under investigation by Virginia State Police and are suspected of illegally possess...
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Police officer at center of Braintree evidence room scandal exhibited strange behavior, colleagues say


The audit would reveal that over $400,000 was missing from the evidence room, as well as somewhere between 60 to 70 guns. Additionally, "thousands" of drug samples were found to be missing, or mismanaged. September 24, 2016 BRAINTREE — Colleagues of Susan Zopatti, the officer in charge of the Braintree Police Department evidence room, saw her exhib...
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Money missing from Bradenton Police evidence room


The department has been investigating the "internal theft" ever since Chief of Police Melanie Bevan was sworn in seven months ago September 22, 2016 BRADENTON — There is money missing from the Bradenton Police Department's property and evidence room. The exact amount is not yet known. The department has been investigating the "internal theft" ever ...
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16

With no state standards, local police make their own rules for handling evidence


In fact, in some states, particularly on the West Coast, departments now employ civilians to manage evidence rooms because police officers find the work tedious, Latta said. September 26, 2016 Neal SimpsonThe Patriot Ledger Friday Posted at 7:21 AM Updated at 9:05 AM Share By Neal SimpsonThe Patriot Ledger BRAINTREE – The picture painted by the aud...
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Former employee charged with stealing $51,500 from Bothell police evidence room


King County prosecutors Wednesday charged a former Bothell Police Department evidence technician with first-degree theft for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from a police evidence room. September 7, 2016 King County prosecutors Wednesday charged a former Bothell Police Department evidence technician with first-degree theft for allegedly ste...
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After missing evidence revelation, mayor calls for changes in police policies

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Petersburg PD files $20K insurance claim after money 'stolen' from evidence room


Enter Headline here August 25th 2016 PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 is uncovering new details concerning the missing money in the Petersburg Police evidence room. Through an open records request, we've uncovered an insurance claim filed by the Petersburg Police Department for $20,000. It was filed with VACorp Risk Management several weeks after we s...
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