Police officer charged for the crime of theft

By on April 19, 2017
Crime News

Crime News

SAN IGNACIO, CAYO. Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Police in San Ignacio town have nabbed one of their own for allegedly employing “sticky fingers” while in the line of duty.

Constable #1241 Ann marie Anthony was arrested and charged following an internal investigation by the head of the Western Regional Command, Sr. Superintendent Andrew Ramirez.

The investigation was sparked by a complaint from a Santa Elena businesswoman, that $200 had been stolen from her establishment on Good Friday.

According to the Police Press Officer, a team of officers went to the business establishment on Bishop Martin Street in Santa Elena town on Good Friday morning around 9:27 am to search, the told the proprietor, for liquor.

The search by the officers resulted in the seizure of a quantity of assorted liquors. But later when the businesswoman made checks, she found that four $50 bills were missing.

The alert businesswoman launched an investigation of her own and reviewed surveillance footage from the business establishment.

It showed a woman police officer removing money from her cash box, which prompted a trip to the San Ignacio police station to make a complaint.

When the case was handed to Sr. Superintendent Ramirez, he set about first to identify the police officer and soon enough determined that it was PC Anthony who has since been arrested and charged for the crime of theft.

PC Anthony has been put on interdiction from duties and will be further charged for the offence of “prejudice to good order and discipline.”

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