A former Alaska state trooper stole cash and other items worth roughly $20,000 from an evidence facility at the Anchor Point post on the Kenai Peninsula, investigators said.
Investigators first noticed in May 2019 that a large amount of cash was missing. The Financial Crimes Unit of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation audited the evidence facility and found that five items were missing, troopers wrote in an online statement. Investigators said they determined over the next several months that Sgt. Jeremy Stone had stolen them.
In March, Stone was indicted on charges of scheming to defraud, theft and misapplication of property. On Friday, U.S. Marshals found Stone at a home in Coupeville, Washington, and he was arrested, troopers say.
Stone is being held at Snohomish County Jail in Washington while he awaits extradition. Troopers say he will be charged with official misconduct at a later date.
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