Sunday, September 27, 2009

Deputy Colin Teem Arrested for Theft

A deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave after being charged with theft, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Polk County investigators said Deputy Colin Teem refused to admit he found and pocketed $60 off a floor at the Spirit Mountain Casino on Saturday night.

A short time later, the man who lost the money notified security, authorities said. Surveillance cameras at the casino clearly showed the victim losing his money and Teem picking it up, said Polk County authorities.

After security officers found Teem and his wife inside the casino, Teem denied finding the money and refused to tell them his name, according to officials.

Teem was arrested Saturday and placed on leave Sunday, said Sheriff Dennis Dotson in a news release. He has been charged with second-degree theft -- theft of lost, mislaid property, which is a misdemeanor, Dotson said. Teem's wife was also arrested on charges of receiving stolen property.

Polk County residents said they find it troubling that a deputy allegedly risked his law enforcement career over $60.

"For $60, what an idiot, especially when you're in a casino," said Cathleen Hogan, who lives in the area. "Didn't he watch 'Ocean's 11?' He should know there's cameras everywhere."

The alleged theft could cost Teem his position with the sheriff's office. Dotson said no further action will be taken until his office has reviewed a report from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Teem has worked for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office since May 2006.

Deputy Accused Of Theft At Casino

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a dirtbag. I am glad he is gone. Dirty pig.