Cops: Deputy Stole From Walmart ... While in Uniform

Theodore Parrish turned himself in after being caught on video
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2015 10:32 AM CST
Cops: Deputy Stole From Walmart ... While in Uniform
Law enforcement officers work at a scene at the Walmart on the East Blvd. in Montgomery, Ala., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.   (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

Authorities in Coral Springs, Fla., caught one of their own allegedly stealing from Walmart ... and the Broward Sheriff's Office detention deputy didn't even bother taking off his uniform to do it. A BSO rep says Theodore Parrish turned himself in this week after he was spotted on surveillance video using the store's self-checkout lanes—and allegedly putting some of the items into his shopping cart without actually paying for them. Police say he stole $176.14 on five separate occasions; during the last two, he was wearing his BSO uniform, Local 10 reports. He has worked for the BSO since 2000. He now faces a charge of petit theft. (More Florida stories.)

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