Theft can take many forms. It does not need to necessarily be in the form of “retail theft” or “residential theft”. It can also occur while acting in a position of employment.
Case in point, an investigator for the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office resigned April 15, 2011, after he was accused of stealing drugs the examiner’s office seized in death probes. Snohomish County detectives have forwarded the case to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for possible criminal charges, including theft, drug possession and official misconduct. It is alleged that while conducting an inventory of controlled drugs seized in investigated cases, employees of the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office discovered an evidence envelope that had been opened and resealed. The investigator was supposed to have delivered that envelope to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for destruction. Drugs were allegedly missing from the envelope, and the investigator recently attended and completed a substance abuse treatment program.
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