Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Former Monterey Police Chief Sentenced

A former police chief in Monterey has been given a four-year prison sentence and has been ordered to repay nearly $30,000 that he stole from the town.  Tim Murphy had asked for pre-trial diversion after pleading guilty to charges of theft and official misconduct back in September.  District Attorney Randy York said he opposed diversion for Murphy, believing that jail time was necessary to restore trust in the system. Murphy will reportedly serve his jail time in Cumberland County. Murphy allegedly used the money he stole from the town to "pay bills."