The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis, Tenn. (AP) -- Five defendants now have pleaded guilty to
taking part in a scheme to steal money and drugs from a police
In all, 16 people have been charged by a federal grand jury in an
investigation that links thefts from the evidence room to a cocaine
The latest pleas came Monday and Tuesday from Julius Jamar Winder,
33, and Crystal Greer, 24.
Winder admitted possessing cocaine, while Greer pleaded guilty to
The ongoing investigation focuses on thefts from the Memphis Police
Departments "property room," where evidence seized in criminal cases
Among those indicted are three former civilian workers in the
property room. No commissioned police officers have been charged.
None of the accused who have accepted various criminal charges are
believed to have been leaders of the theft scheme.
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With her plea, Greer admitted accepting more than $19,000 she knew
was gained from illegal activity and spending it to buy a car.