Former police officer gets 2 months in jail for theft
By Blake Belden, Staff Writer
Jan 27, 2014, 12:19
CHESTERFIELD ó A former Chesterfield police officer has been sentenced to two months in jail after he stole a womanís jewelry and sold it at a pawn shop.
Joshua Hill, 35, of Midlothian, pleaded no contest on Jan. 14 in Chesterfield Circuit Court to one count of petit larceny, according to court documents.
In February 2013, Hill responded to the scene of an accident where he came into possession of jewelry after the victim was transported to a hospital for medical treatment. He later sold the jewelry at a pawn shop and pocketed the cash, according to court records.
The Chesterfield Police Department became aware of the theft and arrested Hill in June of 2013, at which point he was put on administrative leave.
Hill left the department in September 2013, according to Elizabeth Caroon, spokesperson for the Chesterfield Police Department.
Judge Harold Burgess Jr. sentenced Hill to 12 months incarceration with 10 months suspended, with the provision that he must be on good behavior for 5 years upon his release.
Hillís charge was amended from an original count of embezzlement, a felony, to petit larceny, a class 1 misdemeanor, according to court documents.
The stolen jewelry was recovered and Hill is not required to pay any restitution fees.