Latest News

Female police officer caught stealing jewelry and selling it to pawn shop

By Mason White 11:19 AM December 25, 2014
Stolen jewelry illustration  

By: Chan Yuan
A female police officer was arrested after surveillance video showed her selling stolen jewelry to a pawn shop.

The Staten Island police officer was arrested after she stole and pawned jewelry belonging to the mother of her boyfriend, authorities said.

29-year-old Stacey Staniland faces charges including burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

She is accused of taking necklaces and bracelets from a home on Egbert Avenue in Port Richmond. The home belongs to the mother of her boyfriend.

She then sold the stolen items for an undisclosed amount of cash at an Elm Park pawn shop. The pawn shop said that the officer showed her driver’s license when they bought the items from her.

Staniland was arrested on Thursday, and later released on her own recognizance, authorities said. The officer was suspended pending the outcome of the judicial process, officials said.

According to records, Officer Staniland earns $48,364 a year, and has been with the police department since 2007.