Skip to comments.Former police lieutenant doesn’t receive jail time for stealing $150K
Posted on 07/23/2014 10:17:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog
CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) A former Frankfort police lieutenant was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from his part-time employer.
Forty-eight year old Randy Emery is accused of stealing the money from the BP gas station on State Road 28, just off of Interstate 65 in Clinton County, where he worked transporting money from the gas station to the bank.
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No jail for Frankfort officer who stole $150K http://on.jconline.com/1rBI2n8 via @JCOnline [Gannet]
I guess this doesn’t rise to the level of a real crime.
Blood is thicker than water.....and blue is thicker than blood.
Jail time might be a death sentence. Certainly would be where I live.
I’d be okay with restitution and house arrest. Sometimes the victims agree to lesser sentence as long as they get paid back.
I think its a pretty good idea for the police to follow the same laws they enforce....and suffer the same consequences...for laws they break.......seems logical to me.
Well I’m glad he was able to retire so he can take a long rest. Doing what he did took a lot of work.
We know it is OUR fault.
The poor dear was a LT in a PD and was FORCED to take a part time job to make ends meet.
Kind of like the guy was hired to tend bar and the owner liked what he saw and said “I will pay you 150 per night and the tips are yours.”
The BNG says, “Sounds good. I will take 150 per night and all my tips”.
After a week, the owner says “The drawer is short 900 bucks for the 6 nights you worked, I am going to have to let you go”.
“I don’t see the problem, I told you I was going to take 150 per night”.
It’s a good idea.
But I still wouldn’t put a cop in jail where I know he’d be killed (or worse) when there are other options.
He already threw away his job, career, reputation, etc. Why kill the guy, too?
Maybe jails where you live are different. He wouldn’t last a weekend here.
I think they let him off easy because he had a “gambling problem” and pled guilty. He doesn’t even have to return all the money he stole. Probably lost it gambling.
Should all cops in jail be released from jails? Where else would you put them?
Everyone guilty of grand theft should claim that. Har har.
Let's see.. Cop steals $150,000 to go gamble with it, loses repeatedly, retires to avoid a police investigation, is on a public pension and only has to pay back $110,000 of the money he stole...
You're right, we should judge you on the prosecutor, the public employee rules that permit a criminal to retire and keep the pension, and probably the judge who released the officer on a minor bond for grand theft and embezzlement...
This is Soviet-level corruption.
He already threw away his job, career, reputation, etc. Why kill the guy, too?
Maybe jails where you live are different. He wouldnt last a weekend here.
Stealing 150 grand easily justifies jail time.
If the former police officer was concerned about his safety while serving his sentence, he could request solitary and pass his time that way.
But to suggest that he shouldn't serve a prison sentence simply because he's a former cop and might be disliked in prison is simply preposterous.
And though this might not apply in this particular case, if anything, active police officers should probably be punished more severely for crimes which represent a serious breach of the public trust.
Ridiculously light sentences for grand theft and systematic fraud are one of the reasons such crimes have become so common, IMHO, because the perps figure that, even if they get caught, they'll just receive a "slap on the wrist" for punishment.
Theft of that kind of money is a serious crime which should carry severe consequences. Lives and fortunes can easily be destroyed by such crimes: therefore their punishment should not be trivial.
“But I still wouldnt put a cop in jail where I know hed be killed (or worse) when there are other options. He already threw away his job, career, reputation, etc. Why kill the guy, too? Maybe jails where you live are different. He wouldnt last a weekend here.”
Red china kills criminal cops because they have violated oaths and a public trust; we can’t use their jobs as a reason not to jail this guy.
“He doesnt even have to return all the money he stole. Probably lost it gambling.”
That is a disgrace; no jail time, and basically keep the money...
In California, he would be fine. They would just lock him in the hole. No one would bother him.
He might not last the weekend unprotected on the outside if that were my money. Jail might be the safest place for him.
Maybe he should have thought of that before he stole the money. Lots of people die in prison. Our whole society will die if we allow a two tier justice system.
Congress, seems like thats what been done with most of the other people in Washington.
“I guess this doesnt rise to the level of a real crime.”.
Nope, it doesn’t, nor does odumbo “stealing” from the American coffers as he and the Mooooooooooooochelle travel around the world, play golf and vacation when ever, where ever they choose and on our money. If that isn’t a crime, nothing is.
I spend 7 days in 2 different County Jails for...
A $52.50 NSF Check and the next 8+ months dealing with it AND it STILL comes up on a Background Check keeping Me from getting several job's!
It was supposed to be dropped to a “traffic Ticket”
After I asked for a Jury Trial then the DA wanted: Time Served, $500.00 fine, 2 Years Probation AND a “anti-Theft Class”
What is that? A class that teaches you how to NOT get caught!?
And in the meantime We got the zer0 in the white hut using how many different STOLEN SS#’s ?!
Somebody please explain this to Me...
“We know it is OUR fault.
The poor dear was a LT in a PD and was
FORCED to take a part time job to make
I hope that was a joke. Nothing in there said what he makes. Maybe he just has expensive tastes. Either way, lots of people are jn his position and don’t turn to crime.
This happened because cops know that it is highly unlikely they will ever face the music for their crimes, like this guy.That includes killing kids with wii controllers.
that’s rediculous what they’re doing to you
I’m guessing you are not an illegal alien or protected minority?
I would demand a half million dollar life insurance policy made out to me and the mrs as benefactors.
If prison was such a risk, I’d be okay with sending him to solitary.
He didn’t throw away his retirement, which would have been obscenely given to him near his current age of 48 anyway, had he resisted embezzlement.
Nothing short of the same punishment that non-cops would have got is fair for cops.
People whos JOB it is to enforce or interpret the LAW should receive DOUBLE the punishment for violation not half.
The violation of public trust aspect should be considered...a crime of its own.....!
Look to mexico...Thats what happens when the lines are blurred.
Its started here....and this sort of blsht facilitates the slide.
I hope that was a joke.
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Not a ‘joke’ in the obvious way, but definitely sarcasm.
Did you ‘read’ the couple of lines below where you ‘highlighted’?
At a city I used to work for, the accounting clerk would take the days receipts to the bank 2 blocks from city hall. Someone felt that this was a bad habit and that a police officer should take the money for more protection. So the order went out and every afternoon at 4:30 a cop would show up and make the deposit in the drop box.
This went on for several weeks until it was revealed that those officers were being called in on overtime! The Chief would not assign his day shift officers (7am-7pm) to perform this task and the OT cops were getting 2 hours time and half for 15 minutes worth of work. Then when the city manager tried to stop it the Guild filed a grievance against the city which they eventually lost. In the end it the officers collected about 100 hrs of OT.
Yup, White Male Born in the USA and have the Documentation to prove it.
UNLIKE the zer0...
Try to do the right thing and get stepped on all the way.
If I hold My breath long enough I can turn blue;)
I’ll get right on that.
If you ran for the local government union boss position, you'd get elected.