Charges of Off-Duty Crimes by Fullerton Police: Tarnishing the Badge?


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BY FULLERTON RAG

On Saturday, February 15 the OC Register reported that “A Fullerton officer suspected of stealing $24,000 from a lender and an auto buyer while off-duty is facing grand theft and embezzlement charges”. According to the story, an officer on the force took out a $ 12,000 loan with his truck as collateral. The officer later sold the truck to a wholesaler without divulging that it was used to secure a loan. After the officer made only two payments on the loan, the lender repossessed the truck from the new buyer, who did not recover his investment in the vehicle.

Although none of this financial malfeasance was alleged to have taken place while the officer was on duty, these actions obviously do not reflect well…

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