Poplar Bluff Officer Faces Stealing Charges

1 decade 1 year 4 days ago Monday, September 17 2007 Sep 17, 2007 Monday, September 17, 2007 1:56:58 PM CDT September 17, 2007 in News
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POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - A Poplar Bluff police officer is charged with stealing, after allegedly taking about $13,000 from a bank account. Patrolman Joe Craft was fired Friday after he was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The 35-year-old was charged in Butler County on Thursday with three counts of stealing. It's alleged he stole the funds from the Poplar Bluff Fraternal Order of Police. He is a member of that group and has served as its treasurer. He was released on bond last week and will be arraigned Oct. 4. A listed number for Craft could not be located for comment.

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