Charges dropped against candidate accused of stealing signs
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges filed against a former Republican state Senate candidate who had been accused of stealing his Democratic opponent’s campaign signs.
The Providence Journal reports that Scott Copley’s case was dismissed last week.
He had previously pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor larceny.
West Greenwich police arrested Copley in September after Sen. Leonidas Raptakis found that his campaign signs were missing from a gas station.
Police later found the signs at Copley’s home.
Copley said the gas station owners gave him permission to move the signs.
He is now petitioning the court to have his arrest record expunged.
Copley lost to Raptakis in the November general election.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com