Police officer steals coupons from newspapers

Jesse Ferrell 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on a charge of larceny after allegedly stealing coupons from newspapers, police in Rhode Island said.

Providence police arrested Officer Jesse Ferrell, 49, after being accused of breaking into a newspaper distribution company and stealing coupons and flyers.

Ferrell was charged with breaking and entering and larceny.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $10,000.

According to the police, the Distribution Services of Rhode Island filed a complaint about two weeks ago, saying that someone was stealing coupons.

The company said that the suspect had been stealing coupons for the past six weeks. Investigators set up hidden surveillance cameras on Harris Avenue, and they caught Ferrell breaking into the building.

Ferrell, who has been a police officer for 19 years, did not say what he did with all the stolen coupons.