*Well if this don’t beat all! Please join me as I shake my head on this one. It appears that if cops are not beating the crap out of somebody, they are stealing peoples’ possessions.
A Connecticut state police trooper accused of stealing jewelry and cash from the body of John Scalesse, a motorcyclist who died at the scene of a motorcycle crash, pleaded guilty today to felony charges and will spend more than a year in prison, according to the court.
Aaron Huntsman, had been a state trooper with the department for nearly two decades at the time of the crime, and is now guilty of third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence.
He allegedly stole $3,000 in cash and gold jewelry (which may have included a crucifix) from the decedent. The theft was discovered when family members told investigators that the money and items were missing, and investigators learned that they had never been logged in as evidence. The jewelry and money were later found in Huntsman’s cruiser, police said at the time.
Scalesse was president of JAS Masonry. He died on Route 15 in Fairfield, Conn. in September 2012.
The trooper will received 16 months in prison followed by five years of probation, according to the court. He’s due back for sentencing Oct. 3.
There is no known information of an attorney for Huntsman as of this date; nor do we know the status of his employment.