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Man may have been too honest applying for police job

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:44 a.m. HST, Nov 17, 2013

EVERETT, Wash. >> A Marysville man trying to become a police officer is now facing charges after he reportedly confessed to theft during a police ride-along.

The Daily Herald, citing records, says the 26-year-old man also admitted to the theft on his application to become a police officer in Lake Stevens, north of Seattle.

The man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of first-degree theft, a felony. He appeared in Everett District Court Friday and was ordered released without bail. His name was not immediately available.

The man reportedly told a Lake Stevens police officer last month that he paid a friend $300 to steal his vehicle three years ago in Everett. He then collected nearly $12,000 in insurance money.

Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell says police investigated after being informed of the crime. In court papers, police wrote that prosecutors determined that the statute of limitations for theft had not expired.

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pandadaddy wrote:
It sounds like he has the right IQ to be a police officer.
on November 16,2013 | 09:53AM
cojef wrote:
Yep, he should have waited until after the statute of limitation expired on his caper. Couldn't wait to be cop.
on November 16,2013 | 10:34AM
RichardCory wrote:
Yeah, sure, that's what he should have done! Wait for the statute of limitations to expire!

Or just lie about it. Either or.
on November 16,2013 | 01:50PM
BRock wrote:
I wonder why you hate the police so much to make such an ungracious post.
on November 16,2013 | 06:53PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Wow. Just wow.
on November 16,2013 | 09:53AM
entrkn wrote:
The Maui Police count multiple thefts as a qualification for early promotion...
on November 16,2013 | 10:40AM
sailfish1 wrote:
Police departments don't like their officers to be too honest.
on November 16,2013 | 10:58AM
entrkn wrote:
No they don't from my experience.
on November 16,2013 | 03:28PM
bumbye wrote:
I hope he learned his lesson about the police force: Police never confess to anything.
on November 16,2013 | 10:59AM
DABLACK wrote:
HPD should look more closely in their recruitment procedures. During the '60s it was easy to get in....as long as you attended a certain high school. So says a certain HPD recruitment board member. Chief.....you get the "drift" ??
on November 17,2013 | 06:56AM
mikethenovice wrote:
A question at a big box store asked a hiring question, on if you ever shop lifted before?
on November 17,2013 | 08:15AM
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