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Former Bedford Police Officer Sentenced to Probation, Community Service

Last updated on Thursday, October 11, 2018

(BEDFORD) - A former Bedford Police Department officer Eddie Allen was sentenced to probation and community service after he pleaded guilty to stealing $20 from a man’s wallet in 2016.

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Eddie Allen, 43, of 1329 Peerless Road, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal conversion as part of a plea deal. A Level 6 felony charge of official misconduct and a Class A misdemeanor charge of theft were dropped.

Lawrence County Superior Court Judge John Plummer III sentenced Allen to 180 days probation and 80 hours of community service. If Allen completes his community service before 180 days, the judge will allow him to get off of probation early. He was also to repay the James E. Jones Jr., the $20 he stole from his wallet.

Allen was arrested after he stole $20 from Jones' wallet while processing him for arrest at the Bedford police station.

Indiana State Police investigated the theft. ISP alleges footage from a body camera shows Allen taking the money from a person's wallet, then placing it into his own wallet.

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