Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Former Ohio Cop Pleads Guilty To Embezzling More Than $250K In Government Property

From WBNS-10TV on 2/12/14:

A former Columbus Police Officer has pleaded guilty to selling equipment the department received through a government program.

Steven Edward Dean, 49, pleaded to misappropriating and selling heavy equipment and other property that the police received through a Defense Department surplus program.

An investigation revealed that Dean embezzled heavy equipment, construction vehicles, and restaurant equipment. He then sold the items online or for scrap metal.

Dean pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from a program receiving federal funds and one count of theft of public property. Each crime carries a maximum sentence of ten years imprisonment.

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