“BRIDGEPORT — A former state trooper accused of stealing cash and a gold chain from the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash pleaded guilty on Wednesday to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence, according to the court clerk’s office.
Aaron Huntsman, 43, was the lead investigator of the Sept. 22, 2012, crash in Fairfield that killed John Scalesse, 49, of Orange. After the crash, Scalesse’s family members told police that they couldn’t account for some jewelry, clothing and cash. They later found the clothing at the hospital, but the other items were missing.
Huntsman took a gold chain, valued at $5,500, and $3,700 in cash from the scene, saying he would put the items into evidence, according to an arrest warrant.
When questioned by his supervisor, Huntsman admitted to having the chain but denied any knowledge of the missing money, the warrant says. Huntsman said he left the chain in the cup holder in his police car, inside a glove, and had forgotten about it, the warrant says.
State police later found $3,700 in cash, wrapped in a rubber band, under the front passenger seat of Huntsman’s car, the warrant says.
Huntsman, at the time an 18-year veteran of the state police, was arrested in November 2012 and charged with two counts of third-degree larceny, interfering with an officer and tampering with physical evidence.
Does it get any lower than that?
What a scumbag
The EMT’s gave him the money and chain for safe keeping while they were trying to save the guy’s life
“Then, prosecutors said his own dashboard camera caught him taking the cash to his car. When the Scalesse family asked about the belongings, he lied saying he didn’t know where they were according to the prosecutor. Pictures showed he even wedged the money underneath the front seat of his cruiser.
Scalesse’s mother Marguerite recounted when she saw her son later that night.
“I leaned over and kissed my son’s still handsome face. I petted his beautiful hair. I told him how much I loved him and how proud I was to be his mother not knowing at this time that my son’s belongings were stashed under the passenger seat of Huntsman’s cruiser,” said Marguerite Scalesse in court.”
This dirt bag got 5 years
For taking scum baggery to such new heights I think they should have doubled it