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N.J. Police Trooper Leaves Force After Stealing More Than $7,000 Worth Of Gas For Personal Use

New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

New Jersey State Police (file/credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) - A veteran New Jersey state police trooper has left the force after admitting that he stole more than $7,000 worth of gasoline from state fuel pumps for his personal vehicles, according to a published report.

Citing disciplinary records that it obtained, The Star-Ledger reported that the trooper was suspended without pay in March and retired in April. He was not criminally charged.

The trooper stole 3,128 gallons of gas — valued at $7,038 — from October 2007 to March 2011. He didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The newspaper said that the trooper forfeited accrued personal, holiday and vacation time, which was valued at roughly the same amount of gas that was stolen. And officials reduced his pension — from 65 percent of his final salary to 50 percent — and revoked his medical benefits.

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