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Officer indicted, accused of stealing from police department

Officer indicted, accused of stealing from police department

Bill Stephens

March 15th, 2016

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SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Shelby County grand jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer accused of stealing from his department.

Local news outlets report that officer Terry Putnam was indicted Friday on charges of theft, criminal mischief, official misconduct and tampering with physical evidence.

The Kentucky State Police said in a news release that Putnam was arrested in January. He is accused of stealing about $30,000 in cash, drugs and handguns from evidence lockers at the Simpsonville Police Department on Nov. 6.

State police say Putnam and another officer were the only two officers in the department to refuse a polygraph test following an investigation.

It’s unclear if Putnam has an attorney.

 

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