Brice Miller Retires From Police Force After Being Caught Stealing From Goodwill (VIDEO)
A Florida police officer caught stealing from a Goodwill store west of Daytona Beach has retired rather than risk getting fired.
Video surveillance footage showed Brice Miller, a 23-year veteran of the DeLand Police Department, stopping his patrol car at the second-hand shop examining items left outside and loading them into the vehicle.
When the department discovered the tapes and confronted Miller, he claimed he wasgiven permission by a Goodwill employee to take the items as long as he was giving it to needy people, WBBH-TV reported.
But no evidence was found corroborating that story, so Miller, 58, was put on suspension with a recommendation that he be terminated.
However, he retired before police Chief Bill Ridgway could make a decision on the investigation's findings, according to DeLand police spokesman Sgt. Chris Estes, DeLand police spokesman.