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Policeman called to investigate burglary steals cash, ATM cards, wallet from crime scene

A Florida police deputy has been accused of stealing cash, credit cards and a wallet from a crime scene.

Orange County Sheriff’ s Capt. Angelo Nieves tells local news outlets that Deputy Joseph Suheil Haddad was arrested Tuesday following an internal affairs investigation which found that he’ d used the credit cards illegally.
Officials say Haddad responded to a burglary on Sunday , which evolved into a drug investigation.

The person who reported the burglary, Sammy Shehata , was then arrested. When that man asked deputies if he could gather his belongings , he noticed that items including $1 , 750 in cash and the credit cards were missing .
Shehata said Haddad was inside the house when he went to retrieve his things . “ He even said, ‘ Well , I don ’ t have it . ’ It’ s not like I asked him if he had it, ” said Shehata .

An investigation was launched against Haddad , and Osceola County deputies discovered the cards had been used in their jurisdiction .

Shehata said when he got out of jail, he had notifications from his bank that his credit cards had been used , so he reported it to the sheriff ’ s office.

Osceola County deputies assisted with the investigation , which led to Haddad’ s arrest following a search of his home. He was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a grand theft charge .

According to the charging affidavit, Haddad and his wife were seen on camera using Shehata ’ s cards at Target and Walmart stores in Osceola County.

The report said they bought a baby crib, baby monitor , clothing, household goods and other baby supplies.

When questioned , Haddad told investigators he accidentally took the wallet while processing evidence and that it wasn’ t until he got to Target that he realised he was using someone else’ s credit card .

Haddad was relieved of his duty without pay and he was stripped of his law enforcement authority .

He was hired by the Orange County Sheriff’ s Office in April 2016.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said in a statement Wednesday, “ The facts in this case are troubling to me . The Orange County Sheriff’ s Office is not a place for a liar or thief to work.

“ I am committed to ensuring that such individuals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that they will be fired. ”

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