Cop arrested for stealing from robbery victim sentenced

CREATED Feb 25, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Police officer arrested after stealing money from a register at a convenience store after they were robbed has been sentenced.

Monday, Carl Howell was given six months in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, which has stayed by one year of probation.

Howell faced up to four years and three months in prison if convicted on charges of both theft and misconduct.

A criminal complaint says that Howell responded to a complaint of a burglary on November 20, 2012 at the Hopkins Food Mart near the corner of North Hopkins Street and West Glendale Avenue on the city's north side.

According to the complaint, a store owner showed Howell the store's cash drawer.

The complaint says that after leaving the store, Howell came back and took cash from the drawer.

Howell later admitted to stealing $200 from the drawer because he said he was behind on his rent.

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