(KMOV.com) -- An East St. Louis police officer is accused of stealing a watch during a federal investigation of the department for allegations of corruption.
According to court records, on September 17, 2010 agents surveilled a decoy vehicle in East St. Louis, Illinois as an integrity test. The vehicle appeared to be abandoned and stolen.
Larry Greenlee responded to the location of the car after a report of a suspicious vehicle. He inventoried the contents of the car and had had it towed. Before the towing, Greenlee took a Rolex watch encircled with diamonds from the center console. In the police report he failed to include the Rolex and did not turn it into the police department.
On January 20, 2012 Greenlee was confronted by federal agents about the investigation. He admitted he had taken the Rolex and returned it to the agents.
Greenlee is facing charges of theft and will be indicted on March 12.