- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A former North Slope Borough Police Department employee has pleaded guilty to stealing from a police evidence room and destroying case files.

KTUU-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1sLEYId ) that according to a plea agreement filed Friday in federal court, former evidence custodian Margaret Ann Solomon has admitted to taking at least $109,600 from an evidence room and destroying the related paperwork.

According to court documents, Solomon took cash from evidence envelopes. She admitted to having a gambling problem at the time of the thefts and to using some of the money to pay for pull tabs and gambling online through Facebook.

The precise amount of cash Solomon stole is unknown.

Case files that had missing evidence have been turned over to the state Law Department pending any requests for appeal.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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