LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles police officer has been charged with stealing money from an employee’s personal property while inside an illegal marijuana grow facility earlier this year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Luis Alfredo Mota, 46, was charged with one felony count of second-degree burglary and one misdemeanor count of petty theft in connection with a Jan. 27 incident.READ MORE: Former California Senator Barbara Boxer Assaulted, Robbed In Oakland’s Jack London District
According to prosecutors, Mota allegedly stole money from an employee’s backpack while on-duty and serving a search warrant at a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. He was arrested that same day.READ MORE: Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA In Boyle Heights Receives $500K From State
The case was filed for warrant Sept. 22. Mota is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 25.MORE NEWS: Invasive Algae Posing Threat To Newport Beach Waters
If convicted as charged, Mota faces a possible maximum sentence of three years in county jail, according to the district attorney’s office.