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Former D.C. cop sentenced for stealing from elderly woman

- The Washington Times - Friday, February 3, 2012

A former D.C. police sergeant was sentenced Friday to 18 months in jail for stealing more than $40,000 from a senior citizen she met while investigating a crime, prosecutors said.

Aisha Hackley, who resigned from the Metropolitan Police Department, pleaded guilty to the felony theft charge in August. She met the 85-year-old victim in 2010 while investigating a report that the woman's bank account had been targeted in a lottery fraud scheme, prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said.

In May, the woman reported to her bank that there were a number of checks written from her account to "Aisha Jackson," a name she didn't recognize, prosecutors said. Investigators discovered Hackley, who also went by Aisha Jackson, had blank checks from the woman's bank account at her home. A total of 14 checks, totalling $40,005, were written from the woman's account to either Hackley or one of Hackley's relatives.

Hackley has since paid the money back.

An attorney representing Hackley could not be reached for comment Friday.

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