NEWPORT BEACH (CBS) — A Los Angeles Police officer moonlighting as a hotel security guard was charged with grand theft and burglary.

Jeffry Paul Quinton, 48, of Anaheim Hills, faces one felony count each of grand theft of commercial burglary after being caught on security video stealing from his second job at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, police said.

Police say Quinton used his position as a security guard for the resort to gain access to the hotel’s online “lost and found” logging system so he could change logged items and falsely mark them as returned to its owner.

Quinton stole $960 in cash from the lost and found safe and $680 from the security office’s safe deposit box, police said, and even stole $290 in bedding from a locked hotel storage room.

Quinton is scheduled to be arraigned March 14 and faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in state prison if convicted as charged.

Comments (10)
  1. Rick says:

    I needed 2 steal, to feed my addiction to grazing.

  2. Beck says:

    Too hard to prove he steals at his first job, the Police Union’s too strong.

  3. Marty says:

    The internal investigation will prove that he did nothing wrong and that the video tape of him stealing was taken out of context. He is an LAPD officer so if he was stealing he will not be charged with a crime.

    1. Marty says:

      My bad convicted of a crime.

  4. JOE says:

    Looks more like he was stealing food and snacks out the storage

  5. PD Thief says:

    What a loser and D-bag.

  6. lee says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    Corrupt FBI and DEA use no-knock warrants to enter suspect’s homes while they are away and steal items.
    They mostly steal watches, jewelry and less frequently expensive prescription drugs by returning a second time and swapping them with fakes.
    Some of them where stealing wear item parts off of cars, swapping them with old worn out parts from their personal autos and in some cases leaving the auto in a dangerous state. They can remove a car from your garage aparently whenever they feal like it. For us common citizens this would be called grand theft auto, for corrupt FBI and DEA employees this is allowed .
    They also loosened a gas fitting to my furnace which filled my garage with gas fumes because I continued to complain after their death threats.

  7. Sam Sindaha says:

    I wonder what government job his fat wife is stealing from

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