Crime

Former Connecticut State Trooper Loses Pension After Stealing Cash And Jewelry From Dying Man

| by Brendan Kelly
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A former Connecticut state trooper, who stole jewelry and cash from the dying victim of a motorcycle accident, has lost his pension, a spokeswoman from the state’s attorney general’s office confirms.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced that a Hartford Superior Court judge ruled that former state trooper Aaron Huntsman’s pension will be revoked. The former trooper was previously eligible to receive a pension of $1,530 per month starting in 2024.

A law passed in 2008 allows the state to revoke pensions of state officials who are convicted of crimes related to their work.

Huntsman pleaded guilty to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence on July 16, 2014, in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, reported Hartford Courant. Both charges are felonies. He was sentenced to a year in prison, according to The News-Times.

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The former state trooper stole a gold crucifix and $3,700 from John Scalesse, while he was dying on the road after crashing his motorcycle in 2012.

In May 2013, Huntsman resigned from his position, according to Hartford Courant. After he was sentenced in 2014, Jepsen filed the request to revoke his pension.

Sources: The News-TimesHartford Courant / Photo credit: The News-Times