Providence, Rhode Island Officer Charged With Stealing From Evidence Room


A Providence, Rhode Island, officer accused of stealing jewelry and other items from a police evidence room has been indicted on felony charges.

The indictment announced Friday by the attorney general's office charges 61-year-old Michael McCarthy with larceny of a firearm, receiving stolen goods, larceny over $1,500 and embezzlement.

McCarthy, of Warwick, is a 36-year veteran officer. He was suspended from the department.

McCarthy is accused of stealing a gun, a diamond ring, and cash from the evidence room. He is to be arraigned in Superior Court March 6.

Police officials have said they don't believe any current cases are affected. They say a sergeant noticed jewelry was missing as police prepared to return it to its owner.

It's unclear if McCarthy if represented by a lawyer. 

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