Police officers admit stealing from man after crash

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Posted: Nov 5, 2009 1:01 PM by Kelly Spell
Updated: Nov 5, 2009 9:07 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: police officer, St. Gabriel, theft, money, stealing, car crash

UPDATE: Two St. Gabriel police officers surrendered to Louisiana State Police Thursday after investigators say they admitted stealing money from a man after he died in a car crash.

Keith Snowten and Rodrick Wesley are charged with theft and malfeasance in office.

The crash happened in August.

State Police say one of the officers took $2,000 from the victim's wallet and gave $1,000 in hush money to the other officer.

St. Gabriel police Chief Kevin Ambeau, Sr. notified State Police about the incident last month after receiving a tip from one of the officers' ex-girlfriends.

"To take money from a dead guy, it hits an all time low," Ambeau said. "The victim can't speak for himself, but I'm grateful for the witness who came forward and gave us the information."

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