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Former Va. police chief indicted

Brookneal, Va.'s former acting police chief faces a January trial on a grand larceny charge.

The News & Advance reports that a Campbell County grand jury indicted Brian Lee Carr on Monday.

Virginia State Police arrested Carr in April after undercover agents turned in a wallet to him as lost. More than $200 in cash was missing when they later claimed the wallet.

Carr became acting police chief when former chief Ricky Cousins resigned earlier this year. Cousins' resignation came a day after he was charged with petit larceny stemming from a shoplifting incident in Lynchburg.

Cousins pleaded guilty in late July to an unrelated misdemeanor theft charge for stealing gas from the town when he was chief.

-- The News & Advance

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 14, 2010; 11:03 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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this sounds like a clear case of entrapment by the police.

While not everyone would have taken the money from the wallet, it does present a very tempting opportunity.

While it is theft to have taken the money, its not the same as if someone snuck into someone elses office and went through their desk to find their wallet and stole the money that way.

the guy already resigned. i wouldn't bother with this case.

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 14, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

NO MATTER IF THE THIEF WORE A BADGE OR NOT, IT'S STILL A DAM THIEF !!

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | September 14, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

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