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December 06, 2012

Trooper accused of stealing money from dying patient

The officer allegedly took the money from the crash victim's pocket and said it was "evidence"

By EMS1 Staff

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A state trooper is being accused of stealing $3,000 in jewelry and cash from a motorcyclist after the victim was killed in a crash.

Connecticut trooper Aaron Huntsman, 43, was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree larceny after investigating the death of John Scalesse, 49, who died when he hit the back of a truck with his bike, according to the Huffington Post.

Scalesse’s family reported that clothing, jewelry and cash were missing from the scene, which had not been logged by Huntsman into evidence.

Police found the missing jewelry and a large amount of cash in Huntsman’s cruiser, according to the article.

“We’re very disheartened by this, but we acted upon it immediately,” said Lieutenant Paul Vance.

“We find it very disturbing. Its an extremely isolated incident. We have policies and procedures in place that are filed everyday.”

Huntsman, an 18-year veteran and vice president of the Troopers Union, will be arraigned Dec. 10.

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