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State trooper pumped $7K of gas on the state's dime; theft of fuel for personal use
NJ.COM ^ | 6/24/2012 | Christopher Baxter

Posted on 06/26/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT by JohnKinAK

State trooper pumped $7K of gas on the state's dime; theft of fuel for personal use points to a lack of oversight

For more than three years, a veteran State Police trooper stole thousands of dollars worth of gasoline from state fuel pumps for his personal vehicles without being detected — and when authorities did catch on, he was not charged criminally and was allowed to retire with pension.

Disciplinary records obtained by The Star-Ledger show Staff Sgt. Steven M. Jones admitted in April that he stole 3,128 gallons of gas valued at $7,038 from October 2007 to March 2011. The 25-year trooper then retired under a negotiated plea agreement with internal affairs.

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1 posted on 06/26/2012 3:51:05 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

Aren’t thieves supposed to go to jail? Hmmmm.... What a dishonest bum.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 4:04:05 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: JohnKinAK

One set of rules for you, another set of rules for your masters.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 4:04:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: JohnKinAK

“Sometimes I do things I don’t normally do,” Jones said. He did not return a phone call seeking further comment.

Well, I’m satisfied. Sometimes I do things I normally don’t do as well. All is forgiven...


4 posted on 06/26/2012 4:05:12 PM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: hal ogen

And gets to retire after only 25 years to boot.

I’m getting past the point of frustrated. I believe nothing the police say anymore.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 4:05:23 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: hal ogen

It would cost $100,000 to prosecute him, and the states are all bankrupt. So he walks.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 4:06:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: JohnKinAK

Oh,so he is a victim of his alcoholism.
Poor baby!


7 posted on 06/26/2012 4:07:15 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: JohnKinAK
Corrupt pigs protecting corrupt pigs.
8 posted on 06/26/2012 4:07:24 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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“During the board’s hearing, Jones, 47, said he was a recovering alcoholic but did not always follow his treatment routine during the time he stole the gas. He also said he worked a large amount of overtime but could not overcome his debt, which led to his actions. “

A backsliding alcoholic with a badge and a gun, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Truly the feel good story of the day.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 4:11:26 PM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: JohnKinAK

It’s good to be a King’s Man if you can’t be the King himself.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 4:11:36 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: I am bigjohn

Bought him out so that he wouldn’t scandal the department all to hell.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 4:13:12 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: hal ogen

Not when he could have named dozens of supervisors who were doing the same thing.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 4:18:44 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: JohnKinAK

Anyone else wondering how many people he charged with DWI when he was in fact drunk himself?


13 posted on 06/26/2012 4:18:57 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: JohnKinAK

If they are not at least getting restitution, something is wrong. Make him pay 14K over the next five years, deduct from the retirement payments 220 per month would be restitution. Make him pay 28K over the next 5 years starts to sound like punishment, which is the appropriate reponse.

It’s like the girls who stole money from a girl scout cookie sale. They said, they should not be prosecuted if they give the money back.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 4:24:47 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: hal ogen

Obviously laws are made for people other than the ruling class and their jack booted thugs.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 4:31:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: I am bigjohn

lol! Well, actually, not. I didn’t even read the article, did he have his wife pull up after he prepaid $50 on the Crown Vic and leaked $10 or so into his truck? What was the MO?


16 posted on 06/26/2012 4:56:24 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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17 posted on 06/26/2012 5:02:48 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: JohnKinAK

One of the VP’s at a company I worked brought his Cadillac to the fork truck repair facility for oil changes and repairs.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 5:07:17 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: JohnKinAK

A year after retiring for the first time, the small southern town where my parents moved appointed my father as town manager.

In attempting to straighten out the mess of finances, he required receipts every time a city vehicle filled up at the city pump.

This caused such an uproar from the city-worker bubbas who filled their bass boats and campers up on Friday afternoon at the city pump that the Mayor overruled him, to which my dad told him to manage the money himself and finally retired for good.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: I am bigjohn

“A backsliding alcoholic with a badge and a gun, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.”

I’m with you. If a pig (a little OWS lingo there) has problems with the bottle, let him process parking tickets or something - but PLEASE don’t put him on the streets with a gun. There are enough bad pigs already.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 5:15:45 PM PDT by BobL
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To: JohnKinAK

You know the score, pal! You're not cop, you're "little people."

21 posted on 06/26/2012 5:20:15 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Venturer

I used to live in a small town with one grocery store. The Chief of Police showed up so drunk, in uniform and the city car, that the bag boy drove him home and the store manager drove his employee back to the store.

I would have thoughts of letting the air out of the tires.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT by glyptol
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