Officer Charged With Taking Items From Evidence Room

A Providence, Rhode Island, police officer is under investigation for taking items from a safe in the department's evidence room.

A Providence police officer has been charged with stealing from a police evidence room.

Police and the state attorney general's office said Thursday that 36-year veteran officer Michael McCarthy was charged with one count of fraudulent conversion. He was arraigned Thursday and released on $5,000 bail.

The department says he is suspended without pay. It is unclear if McCarthy is represented by a lawyer.

Police said the investigation began when a sergeant in charge of the property and evidence room noticed some items were missing.

The investigation is ongoing and the department says more charges are expected against McCarthy.

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