A Whitemarsh Township police officer who helped run the Plymouth Ambulance company, was arrested Wednesday and accused of stealing morphine.
Investigators used a hidden camera to catch Dominic Venezia, the Assistant Chief, in the act, according to a press release by the District Attorney's office.
The ambulance company's Chief of Operations noticed in early May that morphine was missing from the medical supply cabinet, which is inside a locked office.
When investigators looked at the handful of people who have card key access to the office, they noticed that Venezia had gone to the office and supply cabinet on multiple occasions, according to the District Attorney.
Investigators set up a hidden camera in the office and when more morphine disappeared, the video and the card key records pointed to Venezia, according to the D.A.
Venezia was confronted while on duty at the Whitemarsh police station and admitted he had a drug problem, investigators said. He was immediately removed from duty and placed on leave.
Venezia was arraigned on drug and theft charges.
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