TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Tampa Police officer on a charge of grand theft.
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor says Detective Jeanette Hevel turned herself in on Friday. She has been charged with grand theft.
During an afternoon news conference, Castor said Hevel took $1,900 worth of money orders seized during an investigation. An investigation revealed that in December of 2011, Hevel took the money orders from the department's evidence room then cashed them.
Hevel has been with the department for 27 years. She is being booked into the Hillsborough County Jail, and it's unclear whether she has retained an attorney.
Castor fired Hevel on Friday.