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Prosecutors said Huntsman lifted $3,700 in cash and a $5,000 gold chain from crash victim John Scalesse and later lied to supervisors and the dead man's family about having the loot.
Huntsman rejected two plea bargains before agreeing to plead guilty to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence.
He was set to be sentenced one day before Scalesse's 52nd birthday, the Post said.
Scalesse, 49, was fatally injured when his motorcycle crashed into a construction truck on a road in Fairfield at around midnight on Sept. 22, 2012.
Huntsman, a 19-year vet, was the first cop on the scene.
As medics loaded the unconscious man into an ambulance, a fireman noticed a large bulge in his pocket, cut his pants open, and found an inch-thick wad of cash, authorities said.
Scalesse, who ran a masonry company, had spent the day eating and drinking at the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy, and friends later told cops they saw him paying tabs with billfold filled with 100s.
Huntsman, who was at the back of the ambulance with another trooper, volunteered to take the cash "as evidence," according to the affidavit posted on CTPost.com.
He left court smiling Wednesday, and refused to comment
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Millions of cops in this country take their jobs seriously. This kind of idiot doesn't represent the majority.