Cop charged with stealing from victim in death investigation

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A Florida police sergeant has been arrested for allegedly stealing from a dead person.

Winter Park Police spokeswoman Pam Marcum said Sgt. Frank Cowart was accused of taking personal property belonging to the victim of a death investigation in 2011. The allegations surfaced in March and the Orange County Sheriff's Office took over the investigation while Cowart was placed on administrative leave.

He was arrested Friday for grand-theft. No other details were released and it's unclear if Cowart has retained an attorney who could comment on the charge.

The Orlando Sentinel says an internal investigation is still pending.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/


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