Tiverton Police Sergeant facing larceny charges for allegedly stealing gasoline from town

By: Amanda Pitts

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TIVERTON, RI (WLNE) — A Tiverton Police Sergeant is accused of stealing gasoline from a town pump for his personal car.

Sergeant William Monroe, 55, of Fall River, was arrested Wednesday morning at the Tiverton Police Department by Rhode Island State Police.

Monroe was charged with 14 counts of Larceny after State Police say their month-long investigation uncovered he had stolen gasoline from a town pump for his personal car while gassing up his marked police cruiser.

Prosecutors said surveillance showed him filling a 5-gallon container with gas, and allegedly putting it into his own car in the parking lot of the Tiverton Police Department.

In court Wednesday, prosecutors said Monroe stole gasoline 14 times between the end of October and the beginning of December.

Monroe pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of Larceny in Newport District Court. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance and is due back in court January 10th.