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Trooper Steals From Dying Crash Victim - Huge Mistake

Former State Trooper Aaron Huntsman took a motorcycle crash victim’s money and gold chain as he lay dying, and now the State of Connecticut is taking Huntsman pension.

Huntsman pleaded guilty to felony counts of third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence, under the Alford doctrine where one doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges that here is enough evidence for a conviction, the Hartford Courant reports.

Huntsman was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the $3,700 in cash and gold chain worth $5,500 from the victim at the Fairfield crash scene. Huntsman reportedly said he would put it into evidence, but later admitted to a supervisor to having the chain, saying he left it in the cupholder of his police car inside a glove and forgot about it. He denied having any knowledge of the money, which was later found wrapped in a rubber band under the front passenger seat of his car.

Now Connecticut taxpayers will no longer be responsible for paying his $1,530 monthly pension, which he would have been eligible for as of July 1, 2024.

"Theft related to an individual's state or municipal position is a serious violation of the public trust and this particular case represented an unconscionable violation of that trust on the part of a law enforcement officer," Attorney General George Jepsen told Hartford Courant.

Source: Courant
Photo: CT Post

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