40,000 Dollars Stolen From Police Vault

1 decade 2 months 3 weeks ago Monday, September 17 2007 Sep 17, 2007 Monday, September 17, 2007 9:28:28 AM CDT September 17, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that thousands of dollars have been stolen from the evidence vault in the basement of St. Louis Police Headquarters. Chief of Detectives Roy Joachimstaler says the department is investigating and wants whoever took the money convicted and put in prison. Police sources tell the newspaper in today's edition that about $40,000 is gone. Evidence envelopes were slit open sometime in the past four years. The department's internal auditors discovered the theft after about $500 was taken from the North Patrol Station earlier this year. No one has been caught in that case. However, Police Chief Joe Mokwa took disciplinary action against several top assistants to make it clear they're responsible for what happens on their watch.

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