Tuesday, September 16, 2008

No more doughnuts for you

Bad cop, step away from those sandwiches, now!

What a ridiculous reason and way to lose your badge and job.

Officer Loses Badge Over Stolen Breakfast

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- A Rockaway Township police sergeant's hunger for some breakfast sandwiches has cost him his job.

Sgt. Christopher Stahl pleaded guilty Monday to theft for walking out of a Quick Chek store on West Main Street in Rockaway Borough on Dec. 15, 2007 with eight breakfast sandwiches worth $29.45.

Under his sentence in state Superior Court, the 39-year-old Stahl will have to pay $100, and he loses his job.

Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said the plea "represents the fact that no one is above the law."

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said it is committed to purging, from all levels of public service, those who abuse the public trust or the taxpayers’ money.

Defense attorney Edward Bilinkas said Stahl "made a mistake and has taken responsibility."