Former Binghamton Police Detective Pleads Guilty to Misconduct
Former City of Binghamton police detective Captain John Shea is to serve one year conditional discharge, pay $1,900 in restitution and a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to official misconduct.
The 55 year old former detective captain was accused of taking $1,900 dollars that was in a locked cabinet in the detective offices and using it for personal purposes.
The money for the Detective Captain’s Confidential Fund is allocated in the city budget and used for a variety of investigative needs according to Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski.
Zikuski says a routine audit conducted after Shea left the department revealed the cash was missing.
Earlier, Shea had been charged with drunk driving after crashing a city vehicle on Vestal Avenue in March. He pleaded guilty in May to a reduced charge of driving while ability impared and ordered to pay $755 in a fine and surcharge.