BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City police officer is indicted on charges after he allegedly stole money during a search and seizure operation.

Ethan Glover, 49, joined the Baltimore Police Department in 2003 and became a Federal Task Force officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2013.

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During a search and seizure operation in 2016, officials say he stole nearly $10,000 from a duffel bag full of cash.

In addition, prosecutors say he lied to the FBI during an investigation.

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Baltimore Police said Glove was immediately suspended when they were made aware of the investigation in Feb. 2020. But now that he was charged, he was suspended without pay.

“The Baltimore Police Department was made aware that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged Officer Ethan Glover, with false statements to law enforcement and theft of government property stemming from an incident in 2016.  Due to the nature of the charges including at least one being a felony, Officer Glover, who had his police powers suspended immediately when this investigation began in February, 2020 will now be suspended without pay pending the outcome of this case.  This type of conduct, if proven, will not be condoned. The Department’s Public Integrity Bureau has been working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office on this investigation.”

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If convicted, Glover faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for theft of government property and five years in federal prison for making false statements to federal law enforcement.

CBS Baltimore Staff