14 News Investigates Update: Former cop in Kentucky charged with theft, official misconduct

14 News Investigates Update: Former cop in Kentucky charged for theft, official misconduct
Published: Mar. 10, 2023 at 6:33 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 6:38 PM CST
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MORGANFIELD, Ky. (WFIE) - There’s been an update in a 14 News Investigation.

A former law enforcement officer in Kentucky is facing several charges.

As previously reported back in January, Stefon Douglas resigned from the Morganfield Police Department.

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Morganfield Police Chief Geoff Deibler says Douglas took around $500 from a man at a traffic stop.

Douglas is now being charged with theft.

Chief Deibler says the man Douglas stole from came asking for his money, and a case number was never entered into evidence.

Deibler also says when asked about taking money, Douglas lied about it twice.

Douglas is charged with three counts of theft under $1,000 and four counts of official misconduct.

Officials say a judge has signed a summons and Douglas hasn’t been officially arrested.

According to officials, a court date has been set for Doulas on April 20, 2023.