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article imageCop charged with stealing $3,700 from dying man was filmed

By Owen Weldon     Dec 5, 2012 in Crime
A veteran state trooper denied stealing $3,700 from the mangled body of a man in Connecticut, even after his superiors learned that the incident was captured on the dashboard video camera of the trooper's car.
According to CTPost, the trooper, Aaron "AJ" Huntsman argued that he was not asking for "cash" but he was asking about the "crash" when he was questioning John Scalesse, 49, who was unconscious in the back of an ambulance.
According to NBC, detectives say that video evidence from Huntsman's dashboard cam show Huntsman stealing from Scalesse.
Detectives started an investigation after Scalesse's family members came forward looking for clothing, a gold chain and $3,700 in cash.
According to Opposing Views, Huntsman, who is an 18-year veteran, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of third-degree larceny, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and interfering with police. He has also been suspended from the department.
Huntsman posted a $5,000 bond and was released, and he will be arraigned in court on December 10.
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