August 6, 2004 Tifton- Another South Georgia police officer is arrested for stealing. Four Albany police officers have gotten in trouble recently. Now, it's happened in another department.
This time it's a Tifton Police officer, 31-year-old Tabitha Riggian had only been on the force for a year, now she is charged with shoplifting from the Cordele Walmart.
Store employees say Riggian went through the self checkout line but did not ring up a box of laundry detergent and a box of trash bags.
People in Tifton are shocked by Riggian's arrest. "I would think that anybody would do that, Normal people wouldn't want to do that much less people that are supposed to be abiding by the law and serving us and protecting us," said Tammy Spivey.
"It's a shame. Every time you turn around people are doing something wrong. That's the way I feel about it," said John Summers.
"So you weren't shocked?" we asked.
"No. not at all."
Police Chief Jim Smith would not comment of Riggian's arrest.