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Former Greensburg Police Chief Sentenced

Former Greensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen was sentenced today on charges of Theft and Official Misconduct, both felonies. Chasteen received a sentence of two years in the Indiana Department of Correction to be followed by two years of probation. During her probation, Chasteen is required to complete 50 hours of community service work and pay costs, fines, fees, and restitution. If she successfully completes her probation, the Court will permit the felonies to be reduced to misdemeanors. Chasteen’s charges stem from her alleged theft of funds from the Greensburg Police Department property room.

Chasteen’s arrest has had sweeping implications. First, the Prosecuting Attorney for Decatur County has been forced to send a letter agreeing to the release of certain individuals from the Decatur County Jail as the result of Chasteen’s impact on the evidence in their cases. Second, and more importantly, Chasteen’s case serves as a reminder that experienced defense counsel should always be diligent in inspecting chain-of-custody evidence; especially when that evidence is money or valuable property.

Contact Keffer Barnhart LLP today if you have been accused of a crime. We stand ready to provide our clients with trusted representation and accurate information regarding the law and its application to their individualized case. Act now and contact us today at 1-800-NOT-GUILTY or (317) 857-0160.