09/17/2007

Thousands of dollars missing from St. Louis police vault

By Bill Bryan
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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ST. LOUIS Thousands of dollars in cash perhaps $40,000 or more has been stolen from the evidence vault in the property-custody room in the basement of St. Louis Police Headquarters, the Post-Dispatch has learned.

The theft is the second from a safe inside the Police Department this year. Police Chief Joe Mokwa disciplined several high-ranking officers for their lack of accountability in that earlier case, the department confirmed.

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