Officer Arrested for Shoplifting

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013  |  Updated 7:56 AM EDT
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Officer Arrested for Shoplifting

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An area police officer is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of groceries.

A veteran police corporal in eastern Pennsylvania has been suspended while facing charges he shoplifted from a grocery store last month.

The Reading Eagle reports township officials say 35-year-old Amity Township police Cpl. Glenn J. Oesterling is suspended indefinitely without pay.

Oesterling faces retail theft, stolen property and related charges for alleged thefts from a GIANT Food store in West Pottsgrove Township on June 12 and June 18. Investigators say Oesterling had three young children with him during at least one of the incidents.

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Officials allege that in the first case Oesterling placed $38 worth of merchandise into reusable shopping bags in his cart and walked out of the store. The next time, police say he left with $300 worth of merchandise before being stopped.

His attorney, Adam Sager, says Oesterling looks forward to clearing his name.

Oesterling is due in court for a preliminary hearing later this month, according to court records.

 


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