Baltimore Police Officer Suspended For Grocery Theft

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an officer has been suspended after her daughter, who worked as a supermarket cashier, allegedly charged her mother about $100 for more than $400 in groceries.

Police say Darlene Early, 41, was charged after a security guard at the Food Depot on Belair Road noticed her daughter, 18-year-old Ciara Anderson, was incorrectly entering prices. A police report said the total bill should have been $401.86 and Early was charged $101.28.

Police say Early has been charged with attempted theft and Anderson has been charged with conspiracy to commit theft. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Police say Early, who joined the force in 1990, was assigned to a detective unit. She has been suspended and an internal affairs investigation is pending.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. JackDaniels says:

    I’m shocked!!! The Baltimore City Police Department hire only the very best to be police officers……….they have the highest level of integrity and are the finest police force in the country!!!!!!

    Erp, uh, what am I saying!!!!

  2. fed up says:

    well how can you trust any of the baltimore police, i say let the state take them over like they do the schools that perform badly, then have them all reapply for their jobs

  3. 1-0-3-0 WITHERSPOON says:

    HOW LONG DO YOU THINK THIS B.C.D.P. OFFICER WAS STEALING. BEFORE A GUARD WAS PUT ON DUTY TO BUST THIS THIEF.

  4. DaRatPatrol says:

    1-0-3-0 Whitherspoon be honest, you have no idea what you’re talking about!!! That store has always had security.. That crime was between 2 people, a cop and her daughter.. The store just happened to catch them but I wonder how many others around the country get away with this type of crime??? Very good job Food Depot..

    1. 1-0-3-0 WITHERSPOON says:

      WHEN MY VOICE IS BLOCKED. UP YOURS CBS

      1. 1-0-3-0 WITHERSPOON says:

        WE SEE YOU PRINT THAT BUT LEAVE EVERYTHING ELSE OUT. WHAT A ONE WAY TOWN, STREET, NEWS STATION. THE TRUTH HURTS SOMETIMES

  5. RAUCHEL says:

    A THIEF IS A THIEF IS A THIEF THE BALTIMORE CITY POLICE DEPT ARE THE BALTIMORE CITY THUGS, WHO CANNOT DO ANY PART OF THERE JOB.

  6. BIMMY says:

    a whole lot of huey this cashier was being watched on survilance by a manger in the store. this was not luck but a pattern

  7. Buffy says:

    Such a shame. She make more tahn enough money not to steal from a store. Now she probably going to lose her job and be working at one of the establishment. Terrible when you can’t trust the police department.

  8. outkast says:

    They have run that scam for years ! The cop should know better not to steal on camera ?

  9. PK says:

    two idiots and she probably paid with an independence card too

  10. KrissyMd says:

    Employee theft is probably 40-50% of all retail theft today. And for this one to be a cop since 1990?!. I know many of you think this is the norm but I do not. I know plenty of police officers and only the bad ones make the news. How can you promise to uphold the law, enforce the law, and then teach your child to steal with you? Absolutely disgusting.

  11. RavenLude says:

    its a ‘dependence card’……whoever named it independence card was a moron.
    the cop should have the integrity to not steal at all. she should be fired immediately and she doesnt deserve the option to resign/retire and collect a pension. but then again ms. sheila the thief is collecting a $90k per year pension, why shouldnt this disgraced cop be able to collect her much much much smaller pension?

    1. pook says:

      true there everyone on it is dependant not independant unless they account for the brand new escalade they drive,the designer clothes they wear, etc.. that no one who has a job can afford, that they become independantly wealthy living off our dime

  12. Ratz says:

    Like I said before, It is time to shut down the state of MD. There is notihing civil or worth while to do in this state.

  13. Bill says:

    I wonder if this another example of affirmative action? No child left behind?Jobs for everyone? Healthcare for everyone?

    Social Government does not work people. I also wonder how many juvenile theft charges this detective had before becoming a cop? I wonder if she could pass a marijuana screen? This is another positive reflection for Beanfield, Blake and OMalley

  14. Koatz says:

    Unfortunately, the detective’s behavior is the norm, not the exception. The public erroneously expects law enforcement to abide by the law, but the truth is, human nature is hard to change. If you’re a thief at heart, no amount of training is going to change you.
    What’s with the misdemeanor charges? Shouldn’t it be attempted Grand-Larceny, a felony?

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