- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A former police chief has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing from the St. Louis County town of Charlack.

Anthony Umbertino of Moscow Mills was ordered Friday to serve 120 days of “shock” time behind bars. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/13nlYm6) reports that a five-year prison term will be suspended if he meets the terms of his probation.

Umbertino was fired in 2012 and indicted two months later, accused of using a city credit card to pay for a Hawaiian vacation as part of an estimated $38,000 in unauthorized charges.

A St. Louis County jury convicted Umbertino last month. The defense said Umbertino had paid more than $20,000 in restitution by cashier’s check.

A case alleging that Umbertino financially exploited an elderly woman from Florida is pending.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com


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