East St. Louis police officers under investigation for stealing benefit checks - KMOV.com

East St. Louis police officers under investigation for stealing benefit checks

(KMOV) – East St. Louis Police Chief Lenzie Stewart has confirmed that police officers have been stealing benefit checks from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. That agency helps with placing jobs, unemployment insurance and training programs.

Chief Lenzie Stewart found out about this nearly two weeks ago and turned it over the Illinois State Police for investigation.

 
The East St. Louis Police and Fire Board will attempt to suspend the officers without pay, after a hearing on December 7. 
 
Chief Stewart says the officers have been with the police force for several years and are currently placed on paid administrative leave. 

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