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[ISP] Gary Police Officer Charged with Three Felonies
Start Date: 4/4/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/4/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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Lake County-This morning, Thursday, April 4th, Indiana State Police Detective Chris Campione signed charges at the Lake County Prosecutor’s office against Gary Police Officer Jennifer Powell, 36, of Gary.

Powell was charged with one count of Ghost Employment and two counts of Theft all Class D Felonies.

These charges stemmed from an investigation that began in January, 2013 at the request of the Gary Police Department. Powell was working a full time job at the Gary Police Department in their detective bureau and was working full time at the Lake County Jail; in addition to holding a third job with a local trucking company working security.

Powell’s employment with the Lake County Jail was recently terminated.

Powell is expected to turn herself in sometime today at the Lake County jail and post bond.

Agencies assisting: Gary Police Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Department and Lake County Prosecutors

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Ann Wojas
Phone: 219-696-6242
Email: awojas@isp.in.gov
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