Crime & Courts

Former Alaska state trooper stole $20,000 in cash and goods from evidence facility, investigators say

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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Tess Williams

Tess Williams is a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, focusing on breaking news. Before joining the ADN in 2019, she was a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota and previously helped cover the Nebraska Legislature for The Associated Press. Contact her at twilliams@adn.com.

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