Alexander Rodriguez stole 2 money orders from woman who was under arrest

3:33 PM, Jan 10, 2014   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A former Metropolitan Police Department officer has been placed on six months of probation and 40 hours of community service for stealing money from a woman who was under arrest, officials said.

Alexander Rodriguez, 33 who had worked for more than five years at the department, plead guilty to a charge of second-degree theft. He allegedly stole $962 in money orders from a woman who was under arrest, police said.

The woman was arrested for driving under the influence on July 4, 2013. During the woman's time at the police station, Rodriguez listed the items in the woman's purse, but did not include the money orders. When the woman was released from jail, she was missing her two money orders. When she traced them, she found they were cashed by Rodriguez. 

As a condition of his plea agreement, Rodriguez paid the woman $1,200 in restitution, covering the value of the two money orders and related costs and the dollar equivalent of a day of lost pay for
which she was not compensated by her employer, officials said.

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