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Sunday, July 20, 2014

A former Arcadia, California, police officer pleaded no contest Friday to stealing nearly $42,000 from a police association while serving as treasurer, using the money to buy such items as cigars and motorcycle parts. Christian E. Blesch, 36, pleaded no contest to one count of grand theft by embezzlement and was set to be sentenced Sept. 30, when he will be ordered to serve 180 days in county jail and placed on probation for three years. Deputy Dist. Atty. Geoffrey Rendon said Blesch began stealing funds from the Arcadia Police Officers' Association since 2011.


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What is the point of the thread, Harry? Police are evil?

#1 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-19 04:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

Why does a thread about a crooked cop get your undies in a bundle Diablo?

Is your blind love of authority figures offended?

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-07-19 09:07 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

Mission accomplished.

#3 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-19 02:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

For a while, around here a lot of town treasurers were hauled to court for stealing town money. It's so easy until you are caught.
I am not surprised this guy did it.


#4 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-07-19 07:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Why does a thread about a crooked cop get your undies in a bundle Diablo?"

It doesn't, Old whiskey. Why do you put words in my mouth? Can't find a thing to say that sounds rational?
I just do not like the guilt by association pretense of the thread.

#5 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-19 09:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

Diablo - maybe the point that can be taken away is that the police are just human too. And plenty of good and plenty of bad.

I would however say that the career attracts two types - those that really want to do good and bullies. I know some of both.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2014-07-20 01:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I just do not like the guilt by association pretense of the thread."


You miss the irony of police stealing from police. Typical.

#7 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-20 01:29 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Too many such "associations" that involve large sums and cash flows foolishly allow treasurers to serve years with autonomous authority. They need to turn over the function regularly (as in 2 years max) to others that can then oversee and check/balance their predecessors work.

#8 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-20 07:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

**** Cops walk a fine line between being an outright Crook...and pretending they're not!

#9 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-07-20 08:34 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Diablo, please point out any "guilt by association" in the story.

I didnt see any and would love for you to enlighten me.

#10 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-07-21 10:52 AM | Reply | Flag:


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