Cuyahoga County

Cleveland Heights police officer accused of stealing impound fees from city


Cleveland Heights, Ohio — A Cleveland Heights police officer faces dozens of criminal charges after investigators discovered he stole thousands of dollars in impound fees from the city, according to an indictment.

Lamont Darden, 30, is charged with theft in office, unauthorized use of property and 35 counts of tampering with evidence. A Cuyahoga County grand jury handed up the indictment on Tuesday. 

He is not in police custody and a warrant will be issued for his arrest. Darden will likely be scheduled to appear at an arraignment sometime in the next two weeks. 

Darden stole about $3,000 from Cleveland Heights between May 10 and July 28, according to the 37-count indictment. 

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