Is $73,000 worth your job?


Former Kensett police chief accused of stealing $73,000 in city funds December 5th, 2023 The former Kensett police chief was arrested Tuesday in the theft of about $73,000 in city funds, the Arkansas State Police said in a news release. John Pollard was arrested on felony charges of theft of property and abuse of office, the release says. At the ti...

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Ex-Chief "accidently" takes home $18,000 from the evidence room


Former Kentucky police chief accused in $25,000 theft going to jail in federal case September 15th, 2023 A former Kentucky police chief was sentenced Friday to five months behind bars after being accused of stealing more than $25,000. Jason D. Cross, who was police chief in Columbia, took the money between February 2020 and February 2021, according...

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Drugs, guns, money missing from police evidence room, report finds. Are cases at risk?

The Atwater evidence locker was maintained "sub par at best" without any consistency, proper oversight and included a space at a mini-storage without an alarm, according to a state Department of Justice report. May 10, 2019 The Atwater evidence locker until recently was maintained "sub-par at best" without any consistency, proper oversight and incl...

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Inside CSPD's evidence locker - guns, furniture, baseball bats and cake


Already the unit is running out of room in its combined 16,000 square-foot facilities, forcing the Police Department to purchase Conex containers to hold the overflow. September 25 The most bizarre objects you can think of probably have been stored in the Colorado Springs Police Department's evidence facilities at one point or another. Some of the ...

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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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Former Redstone police officer charged with theft, tampering with evidence


Former officer arraigned Norm Howard, a former Redstone Township police officer, leaves Magisterial District Judge Metros' office on Friday morning after being arraigned for tampering with evidence and theft of seized property when he was still a police officer. At the beginning of this year, Howard pleaded guilty to punching a suspect in the face ...

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October trial date set for retired Springfield police officer Kevin Burnham, charged with evidence thefts


Retired Springfield Police Officer Kevin Burnham, right, arrives in court with defense attorney Charles Dolan in Hampden Superior Court on Monday afternoon in Springfield. (Dave Roback / The Republican) June 03, 2016 SPRINGFIELD — Retired city police officer Kevin Burnham was in Hampden Superior Court Thursday for a pretrial hearing in the case cha...

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How Lake Havasu Police have tightened security after evidence room thefts


Ex-Lake Havasu City cop accused of stealing drugs, cash from evidence room May 29, 2016 Buried inside the Lake Havasu City Police Department evidence room are tens of thousands of crime remnants, and only a handful of people have access to them. There are guns from homicides, drugs confiscated during raids, money acquired from investigations and an...

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Where’s the Missing Money in Mahanoy City?

WNEP Newswatch 16, wnep.comBYLINE: Dave Bohman, Newswatch 16 VIDEOMahanoy City, PAMAHANOY CITY -- Newswatch 16 has learned that money is missing from the police department in Mahanoy City, money seized in a drug case.Just day...

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Acadia Sheriff's Office spokeswoman accused of stealing drug money

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The Advertiser, theadvertiser.comBYLINE: Seth Dickerson, Parish, LAMaxine Trahan (Photo: Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office)Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Maxine Traha...

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FDLE: Woman Stole $60,000 from Suwannee County Evidence Vault

WTXL ABC 27, wtxl.comBYLINE: Kiki JonesSuwannee County, FLMGN OnlineTALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Agents have arrested a woman who they say has been stealing from the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office evidence vault for 20 years. A...

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Police officer accused of stealing from department pleads not guilty

WLKY Louisville, wlky.comSimpsonville, KYThe police officer accused of stealing evidence from his own department found himself before a judge Tuesday.Terry Putnam was arraigned Monday on charges including theft by unlawful ta...

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Leaked investigation reveals Flandreau police misconduct

ARGUS LEADER, argusleader.comBYLINE: Jonathan Ellis, , SDFlandreau Police Department logo(Photo: CityofFlandreau.com.)In January of 2013, several agents with the state Division of Criminal Inv...

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Simpsonville officer indicted in $30,000 evidence-locker theft

Lexington Herald-Leader, kentucky.comBYLINE: Michael McKay, , KYTerry PutnamA Shelby County grand jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer accused of breaking into the department’s e...

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Sheriff’s Office employee suspended during investigation over stolen evidence money

The Suwannee Democrat, suwanneedemocrat.comBYLINE: Carl McKinney, County, FLSuwannee County Sheriff Tony CameronAn evidence custodian with the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office was suspended ...

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Case closed in $18K missing from police evidence room

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FOX19 NOW, fox19.comBYLINE: Jody Barr, Investigative Reporter4 VIDEOS Goshen, OH(FOX19 NOW Photo/Jody Barr)CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - In a press release issued Thursday morning, Clermont County prosecutor Vince Faris annou...

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Ex-police clerk charged with stealing $101K from evidence room

The Palm Beach Post, palmbeachpost.comBYLINE: Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post Staff WriterRiviera Beach, FLClaudia V. HutchinsonRIVIERA BEACH — No criminal cases have been compromised by the alleged theft of more than $100,000 ...

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Former Worthington Deputy Marshal pleads guilty to conversion

Greene County Daily World, gcdailyworld.comBYLINE: Sabrina Westfall, EditorWorthington, OHThe former Worthington Deputy Marshal accused of taking money from an evidence locker was sentenced in Monroe County last week.Donald R...

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Audit reports call for expanded controls on Springfield Police evidence room after alleged theft of nearly $400,000

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The Republican, MassLive LLC, masslive.comBYLINE: Peter Goonan | to Document: City review of Springfield police seized cash proceduresLink to Document: Marcum Advisory Group ReportSpringfield, MA1 / 17 R...

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Former police employee pleads guilty in thefts

The Daily Times, daily-times.comBYLINE: Steve Garrison, , NM>(Photo: Courtesy of San Juan County Adult Detention Center)FARMINGTON — Ashley Goodvoyce, the 28-year-old former Farmington poli...

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Drug charge dismissed against Petersburg man over missing $4,000 seized by police

Richmond Times-Dispatch, richmond.com BYLINE: MARK BOWES Richmond Times-Dispatch, Link to Article 2016-01-28_charge dismissed over missing 4000.00Drug charge dismissed against Petersburg man over miss...

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Former Upper Darby cop allegedly stole thousands of pills, cash from evidence room

thePhillyVoice, phillyvoice.comBYLINE: Jon Tuleya, PhillyVoice Staff Upper Darby, PAOfficer had been department's primary evidence custodian at the timeBrad A. Ross, a former Upper Darby police officer, faces hundreds of char...

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Drug disposal procedures tightened at Savage PD

Savage Pacer, swnewsmedia.com/savage_pacerBYLINE: ALEX HALL , MNReport from 2014 found evidence of tamperingSavage Police Department File photoThe Savage Police Department made changes to procedure...

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Missing money in Petersburg evidence room disrupts court case

WWBT, NBC12, 12 On Your Side, nbc12.comBYLINE: Rachel DePompaPetersburg, VAPetersburg Bureau of Police (Source: NBC12)(Source: NBC12)PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Fallout is beginning from a case involving missing money in the Pete...

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Cops fail lie detector tests in $18K missing money probe

WXIX, FOX19 NOW, fox19.comBYLINE: Jody Barr, Investigative ReporterVideoGoshen Township, OH(FOX19 NOW)GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - UPDATE: FOX19 NOW has obtained raw interview audio recordings of the two Goshen police office...

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Nearly $10,000 Reported Missing From Bridgeport Police Safe

CBSNewYork, newyork.cbslocal.comBYLINE: Associated PressBridgeport, CTBRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An investigation has started to determine what happened to nearly $10,000 reported missing from the Bridgeport Police D...

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Springfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evidence room money

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | to Article2015-10-23_Springfield pays to cover missing evidenceSpringfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evid...

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Springfield pays more than $50,000 to defendants to cover missing police evidence room money

The Republican, MassLive, masslive.comBYLINE: Stephanie Barry | , MASPRINGFIELD - City officials have confirmed they have paid out more than $50,000 to criminal defendants or their attorneys to cove...

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Chesapeake audit finds problems with police evidence

The Virginian-Pilot, hamptonroads.comBYLINE: Jeff Sheler, The Virginian-PilotChesapeake, VACHESAPEAKE - A city audit of the Chesapeake Police Department found deficiencies in how it stores evidence, drugs and weapons seized d...

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Orange Cove PD employee arrested on suspicion of stealing drug money kept as evidence

The Reedley Exponent, reedleyexponent.comBYLINE: Brianna VaccariOrange Cove, CAAn Orange Cove Police Department employee was arrested and admitted stealing $2,940 in drug money kept as evidence, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Of...

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Mission employee pleads guilty to breach of trust

Mission City Record, missioncityrecord.comBYLINE: Carol Aun - Mission City RecordMission, BCimage credit: RCMP RCMPA former guard looking after the exhibit room at the Mission RCMP detachment has pleaded guilty to breach of t...

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Former Jennings police chief gets 5 year sentence

The American Press, Houston Chronicle, chron.comJennings, LAJENNINGS, La. (AP) — A former Jennings police chief has been sentenced to five years at hard labor with credit for time served after taking drugs and money from the ...

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D.A. Ron Moore releases APD evidence-room audit

Mountain Xpress, Asheville Citizen-Times, Carolina Public Press, mountainx.comBYLINE: Jake FrankelAsheville, NCDistrict Attorney Ron Moore released a 2011 audit of the Police Department Evidence Room June 19, revealing more d...

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St. Louis police records show mishandled evidence

Associated Press, St. Joseph News-Press, newspressnow.comBYLINE: Associated PressSt. Louis, MOST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police records released in a lawsuit over seized 2006 World Series tickets show broader mishandling of o...

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Authorities: Cash missing from evidence room

Traverse City Record-Eagle, WorldNow and WLNS, wlns.comBYLINE: The Associated PressCadillac, MICADILLAC, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say $1,400 in cash that was collected and stored by Michigan State Police as part of a theft in...

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Another investigation involving Butler PD! Whitefish Bay looking into internal complaint

FOX6 TV, fox6now.comBYLINE: Katie DeLongButler, WIBUTLER (WITI) — More trouble for the Butler Police Department! The Police Chief in Whitefish Bay has confirmed he has been asked to look into an internal complaint regarding t...

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Special prosecutor appointed amid claims of missing evidence at Blount County sheriff's office

Alabama Media Group, blog.al.comBYLINE: Jon Reed | County, ALBLOUNT COUNTY, Alabama -- A special prosecutor has been appointed to look into claims of missing drugs and money at the Blount County Sheriff's O...

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Ex-Deming law enforcement agent gets 6 months in jail for theft

The Las Cruces Sun-News, lcsun-news.comBYLINE: James Staley, -area, NMLAS CRUCES >> A former Deming-area law enforcement officer, who had admitted to stealing property seized during investigations,...

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Caldwell deputy accused of stealing cash, pills

St. Joseph News-Press, News-PressNOW, newspressnow.comBYLINE: Jessica Shumaker St. Joseph News-PressCaldwell County, MOBrett L. O'DellA deputy arrested on a felony stealing charge has been accused of taking cash and prescript...

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DA: Jodi Royer, Reading police officer, charged in theft of money evidence in criminal cases

WFMZ-TV, WFMZ69News, wfmz.comBYLINE: Ryan Hughes, Reporter, , PA24-year veteran of force assigned to RPD's evidence/property unit Reading police officer charged in theft of money evidence WFMZ69News Vid...

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Former Randleman Police employee indicted for larceny

FOX8 WGHP, myfox8.comRandleman, NCSharon Ledbetter HardisonRANDLEMAN, N.C. – A Randolph County Grand Jury has returned a True Bill of Indictment for larceny by an employee on a former Randleman Police Department employee, Sha...

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Former police officer accused of theft found dead

KSL Broadcasting Salt Lake City UT, ksl.comBYLINE: Pat ReavyPark City, UTSOUTH SALT LAKE — A former Park City police officer convicted of embezzling money from the department's evidence room and the Fraternal Order of Police ...

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Sentencing for former Jennings chief on hold

KATC-TV3, katc.comBYLINE: The Associated PressJennings, LAJENNINGS, La. (AP) - A sentencing date has not been set for a former Jennings police chief accused of taking drugs and money from the police department's evidence room...

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Hornell Officer Charged in Evidence Room Theft

WENY ABC|CBS|CW2, weny.comBYLINE: Renata StiehlHornell, NYHORNELL, NY (WENY) -- A Hornell Police Officer is in jail, after an investigation into missing funds from the department's evidence room.Thirty-nine year old Jennifer ...

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Southern Tier police officer stole $15,000 from her department's evidence room

Syracuse Media Group, The Post-Standard, syracuse.comBYLINE: By Jon Harris | , NYJennifer Speed Provided photo | State policeHornell, N.Y. -- A Southern Tier police officer stole $15,000 from her de...

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Indictment alleges $98,000 of stolen public money

The Ledger Independent, maysville-online.comBYLINE: MARLA TONCRAY , KYMARLA TONCRAYThe former executive director of the Buffalo Trace/Gateway Narcotics Task Force will appear in federal court on ...

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Creek County Property Officer arrested for embezzlement

Neighbor News, mannfordeagle.comBYLINE: McCracken, Managing EditorCreek County, OKCCSOA Creek County Sheriff’s deputy is now on the other side of the law.Former Creek County Sheriff’s Office Captain Leslie Ruhman surrendered ...

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Thousands in cash missing from Sweetwater police evidence room

Miami Herald Media Co., Miami Herald, miamiherald.comBYLINE: Melissa Sanchez, to ArticleSweetwater, FLNew Police Chief, Jesus 'Jessie' Menocal, left, shakes hands Mayor Jose M. Diaz during a pre...

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Cash missing from Macon police evidence room

The Augusta Chronicle, chronicle.augusta.comBYLINE: Associated PressMacon, GAMACON, Ga. — Records show that more than $1,500 has disappeared from an evidence safe in the Macon Police Department’s crime lab.The Telegraph repor...

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State investigating missing Goshen money


USA Today, Cincinnati.com, news.cincinnati.comBYLINE: Keith BieryGolickGoshen Township, OHAt least $15,000 and blank money orders are missing from the Goshen Police Department's evidence room. Township trustees recently direc...

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