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APD officer arrested for shoplifting

July 27, 2004

Albany - For the second time in six months, an Albany Police officer is charged with stealing. 33 year-old Melissa Albritten turned herself in today and is charged with shoplifting from T.J. Maxx department store in Albany. Now, the rookie cop is suspended with pay.

Albritten started working for the Albany Police Department in September 2003 as a patrol officer. She's accused of stealing from T.J. Maxx on June 22, 2004. Police won't say what she if suspected of taking, but did say she was not alone. She was also charged with a party to a crime, but police won't say how many people were involved or if any other arrests have been made.

Albritten faces a felony charge of violating the oath of office. If found guilty, she may lose her badge. For now, she remains suspended with pay during the investigation.

Two weeks ago, officer James Thomas was convicted for stealing from a motorcycle wreck victim in April. He was fired.

Posted at 6:31PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

 

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