- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - A former North Providence police chief who stole from a stripper will not be getting out of prison just yet.

A judge on Tuesday ordered John Whiting to be released from the six-month prison sentence he started serving in June and serve the remainder in home confinement.

But a Department of Corrections spokeswoman tells WJAR-TV (https://bit.ly/1E3l1Ba ) the law requires inmates to serve three-quarters of their sentence before becoming eligible for home confinement. Then, the director of the Department of Corrections must recommend the person be granted home confinement. That hasn’t happened yet.

The judge has scheduled another hearing on the matter on Friday.

Whiting stole more than $700 from an exotic dancer and then tried to persuade a Pawtucket police officer take the money to cover it up.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, https://www.turnto10.com


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