A Frankfort police lieutenant faces one count of theft following an investigation by the Indiana State Police Organized Crime and Corruption Unit.
L. Emery, 48, of Frankfort, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his
residence and booked into the Clinton County jail, according to a state
police news release. A jail employee said Emery had bonded out by Tuesday evening.
police investigators said Emery was working part-time for Good Oil Co.
and was responsible for transporting money from the company’s gas station at Indiana 28 and Interstate 65 to a bank. According to ISP, Emery used
a Frankfort patrol car to transport the money while he was off duty
from his police job.
State police allege that more than $147,000 in cash was taken from the Winamac-based oil company since late summer of 2013.
to state police, the arrest warrant stems from an investigation that
began Friday and was conducted by Master Trooper Detective Amy Johnson.
The investigation is ongoing.
Following Emery’s arrest, Frankfort Police Chief Troy Bacon posted a statement on the department’s website.
judicial system will run its course and proceed accordingly, based on
the facts of the investigation. Not having any role in the
investigation, our department has no further comment on the situation,”
Emery is a city employee, an executive session of the Frankfort Board
of Public Works and Safety will be scheduled in the near future,” the
Emery was not on duty at the time of his arrest, according to Bacon.