- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A district judge has dismissed a theft charge against a Pittsburgh detective who found an envelope with $220 in a convenience store and didn’t immediately report it or hand it over to supervisors.

Defense attorney James Wymard says 40-year-old Detective Michael Reddy kept the money because he and his partner were going to leave the city on business, and Reddy planned to turn in the money later at headquarters.

Reddy was charged after the man who mistakenly left the money on the 7-11 counter on July 15 returned soon after to claim it. That’s when the store manager reviewed surveillance video showing Reddy picking it up.

Reddy testified at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that he probably should have left his business card at the store.

Reddy’s been on administrative leave. It’s unclear whether he’ll be reinstated.

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