February 12, 2014

Frankfort officer charged with Winamac theft

From staff reports

---- — FRANKFORT — A city police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a charge of theft from a Winamac company.

The Indiana State Police, Lafayette Post arrested a Frankfort City Police Officer Randy L. Emery, 48, Frankfort, on a warrant for one count of theft, a Class C felony. Emery was arrested at his residence and transported to the Clinton County Jail in Frankfort.

The warrant stems from an investigation that started Feb. 7 with interviews and the collaboration of other evidence to validate the charge. The investigation, conducted by Master Trooper Detective Amy Johnson, of the Indiana State Police Organized Crime and Corruption Unit, alleges Emery was stealing money from Good Oil Company located in Winamac while using a Frankfort police car while off duty.

Investigators charge Emery was transporting money to the bank from the Good Oil Company station at I-65 and Ind. 28 in Clinton County in a part-time job. It is alleged more than $147,000 cash has been taken in the thefts since late summer of last year. The investigation is continuing.