Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ex-Tempe policeman sentenced in theft case

A former Tempe police officer has been sentenced to probation for stealing items from the department's property and evidence facility.

Authorities say Elliot Campbell was arrested in May and resigned after 11 years on the force.

Maricopa County prosecutors say Campbell was sentenced Friday to two years' probation for theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means. He also was sentenced to a concurrent two-year probation term for tampering with physical evidence.

His work vehicle was searched by Tempe investigators and evidence envelopes were located that contained impounded gift cards.

A search warrant was served at Campbell's home. Police found a refrigerator, men's wrist watch and some tools that had been checked out of the property and evidence facility.

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