Madison County probation officer suspended without pay after charged with theft
Richard Asperger By Lakisha Jackson
(KMOV) -- A Madison County probabtion officer has been suspended without pay after he was accused of stealing from the purse of an elderly woman.
Richard Asperger, a 53-year-old probabtion officer in Madison County was charged with theft after surveillance video shows him taking money from an elderly woman's purse at a Walgreens in Troy, Illinois.
Police say Asperger stole $355 from the woman's purse when he found it in a cart.
Asperger is a 25 year veteran of the probation department in Madison County.