Former Tempe police officer faces theft charge in ND

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A former police officer who was convicted of stealing items from the Tempe Police Department evidence locker now faces a theft charge in North Dakota for allegedly stealing from a security company for which he worked.

The Williston Herald reports that Elliot Campbell is accused of stealing more than $14,000 from Allguard Security. He faces a felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Campbell resigned in 2011 after 11 years on the Tempe force. He was sentenced that year to two years of probation. Allguard Security hired him about a year ago.

Court documents don't list an attorney for Campbell. A telephone listing could not be found for him in Williston or in Sidney, MT, which court documents list as his home.

Campbell was sentenced Nov. 2, 2012, to two years' probation for theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means. He also was sentenced to a concurrent two-year probation term for tampering with physical evidence.

His work vehicle was searched by Tempe investigators and evidence envelopes were located that contained impounded gift cards.

 A search warrant was served at Campbell's Arizona home, where police found a refrigerator, men's wrist watch and some tools that had been checked out of the property and evidence facility.

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