Theft Charge Dropped Against Texas Fridge-Raiding Cop

March 30, 2012

Theft charges have been dropped against a suburban Houston cop accused of stealing co-workers’ food from the police station refrigerator.

A sting operation by the Deer Park Police Department netted Officer Kevin Yang. Police Chief Greg Griggs had said surveillance cameras caught Yang repeatedly stealing colleagues’ food and drinks from the refrigerator in the station’s break room.

Yang was charged with misdemeanor theft and suspended for 30 days without pay. According to a statement issued by the city, Yang agreed not to sue the city over the investigation if the class C misdemeanor charge was dropped.

Yang is back on duty after his 30-day suspension, which cost him $4,500 in lost pay. A class C misdemeanor conviction would have meant a fine of no more than $500.

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