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Former police employee pleads guilty to selling evidence

February 15, 2018

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — A former employee of a Utah police department has pleaded guilty in connection to allegations that he sold police evidence through his daughter’s online store.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports former Hurricane Police Department evidence technician Kurt Tanner pleaded guilty as charged Tuesday to one count of third-degree felony misuse of public money.

The case will be dismissed if Tanner does not commit any new crimes, completes 100 hours of community service and pays more than $1,200 in restitution.

Charges state Tanner in 2016 gave the unclaimed evidence items to a company owned by his daughter to be sold on eBay. But rather than returning the money from the sale to the city, prosecutors allege the proceeds went to the online company.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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