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Retired Cop Who Stole $2.3 Million In $1 Coins has Been Sentenced To 3 Yrs In Prison

From PHILLY.COM by Darran Simon

A retired Philadelphia policeman who worked as a U.S. Mint officer was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for stealing $1 coins worth $2.3 million and selling them to a California distributor, officials said.

William Gray, 65, of North Wildwood, shipped the coins from a post office in Rio Grande, N.J., and a FedEx site in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., between 1996 and 2011, while employed at the mint in Philadelphia, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. Gray had previously pleaded guilty to theft of government property and failing to pay about $801,000 in taxes from the sales.

 

Starting in 2007, he smuggled out small bags of presidential coins that would be considered “mint errors” because they did not yet have edge lettering. The omission made them more valuable, officials said. Gray, who was a Philadelphia police officer from 1970 to 1996, deposited his profits into his Police and Fire Federal Credit Union account.

 

At his sentencing in federal court in Camden, Gray also was given three years of supervised release after his prison term. He was ordered to pay $15,208 in restitution and forfeit the $2.3 million.

 

PT – I guess he thought he was gonna retire rich. Instead he’s broke and in jail. 

Off-Duty Beverly Hills Officer Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Simi Valley Crash - NBC Southern California

Off-Duty Beverly Hills Officer Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Simi Valley Crash - NBC Southern California2

From NBCLOSANGELES.COM by Jonathan Llyod

An off-duty Beverly Hills police officer was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing a pickup into a utility pole, house and retaining wall late Tuesday in Simi Valley.

The pickup, the officer’s personal vehicle, came to a stop upside-down on top of the retaining wall. The crash also ruptured a natural gas line, prompting a response from utility crews early Wednesday.

Cop Stole Thousands From Black Police Officers Association To Fund Gambling Habit

Vernell Reynolds, a former Miami cop who stole thousands from a black police officers association to fund her gambling habit, will learn her sentence Wednesday afternoon in federal court.

Reynolds was head of the Miami Community Police Benevolent Association, founded by one the department’s first black police officers in 1946. The group advocates for black officers and devotes efforts to charity work to benefit the inner-city.

Several years ago, senior members of the group discovered thousands of unauthorized debit-card withdrawals from Reynolds.

She later was indicted on 16 counts of wire fraud for the embezzlement scheme that lasted from September 2008 to June 2010. The police department has since fired her.

Cop Fired For Having Marijuana Laced Food

An incident in Kansas involving a Metro police officer and marijuana-laced food resulted in his firing.

The trouble started in June when Officer Edward Karl, 34, was driving through Topeka, KS, after his honeymoon in California.

Officers in Kansas had set up a fake drug check point, then followed drivers who tried to exit the Interstate.

Investigators said Karl and his wife pulled into a parking lot and dropped a bag into the trash that had “several food items containing marijuana, along with a small quantity of loose marijuana ‘buds.'”

Cop Accused Of Raping Burglary Victim; Wanted Sex In Exchange For Return Of Stolen Property

Patrick Lefler, a Bakersfield police officer, was arrested last week in connection with alleged sexual extortion and is also under investigation for unrelated accusations of raping a woman while in uniform and sexually assaulting her with his baton.

He has not been charged with either offense.

Lefler was arrested July 18 in connection with allegations of refusing to return stolen property to a burglary victim unless she had sex with him. He’s alleged to have sent her sexually explicit text messages.