Kelly Janeth Mejia, Fullerton Cop, Placed on Paid Leave for Alleged Theft of iPad in Miami
This week, the six-year veteran of the department was placed on paid administrative leave.
Lou Ponsi has the scoop for The Orange County Register.
The 25-year-old cop was spotted on surveillance video placing the iPad in her carry-on bag after taking it from a bin adjacent to a metal detector, according to Miami-Dade police, who add the $800 device was later plainly visible in Mejia's purse.
Meijia, who is said to have told Miami cops she found the iPad, has already pleaded not guilty to third-degree grand theft and is due back in court Aug. 29.
Fullerton Police Sergeant Andrew Goodrich reportedly told the Reg that Mejia
was placed on administrative leave as soon as her superiors found out about the arrest. Her future with the department depends on the outcome of her court case, the spokesman added.
Tracking one's DUI arrests: wonder if there's an app for that. . . .