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Police 'stole $20 from dead man's wallet'

A GROUP of Queensland police officers is being investigated over the alleged theft of $20 from a crash victim's wallet.

Ethical Standards Command has been investigating at least four Sunshine Coast officers over the missing money for almost a year.

The ugly incident is among about 200 matters being examined by Ethical Standards - some of which have dragged on for years.

Officers responsible for receiving the property belonging to a man killed in a road accident last year noted he had four $20 notes in his wallet.

By the time the wallet was returned to the station, one of the $20 notes had disappeared.

The alleged theft was noted by senior staff at the station the next morning when the victim's belongings were being prepared for collection.

It is understood one officer offered to replace the $20 with his own money but was told it would have to be reported to Ethical Stan


Added: May-13-2010 
By: biggles9
Tags: queensland police, corruption, task force argos
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