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Ex-Hartford Detective Faces Sentencing for Theft

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Hartford Federal Court file photo (Courtesy WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Hartford Federal Court file photo (Courtesy WTIC’s Michael Guerrera)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A former Hartford police detective is facing sentencing for stealing nearly $30,000 in gun permit fees.

Tishay Johnson of Windsor is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Hartford. He pleaded guilty in May to theft.

Prosecutors say Johnson administered the Hartford Police Department’s concealed weapons permit program. Authorities say between October 2009 and January 2014, Johnson embezzled $29,426 that had been paid in connection with permit applications by altering checks and money orders to make it appear that the checks and money orders were payable to him.

He resigned from the police department in January and is asking to be spared prison with conditions to continue his treatment for gambling addiction.
Prosecutors say Johnson should receive a prison sentence of between six and 12 months.

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