Former police officer pleads guilty to theft charge

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Gazette staff
Saturday, October 18, 2014

ELKHORN—A former village of Bloomfield and village of Genoa City police officer suspected of stealing money from the Genoa City Police Department will spend seven days in jail, according to online court records.

Aaron E. Henson, 36, of N1155 Walworth St., Genoa City, was arrested in April on suspicion of theft and misconduct in public office.

Henson pleaded guilty Monday to resisting or obstructing an officer and theft. He allegedly stole more than $2,000 from the police department's bond box on several occasions in April.

On April 14, a video camera was set up at the police department. The next day, while on duty, Henson was reportedly taped removing bond envelopes and money from the bond box, an affidavit and criminal complaint state.

Henson worked as a Bloomfield police officer for five years while working part-time as a Genoa City police officer, according to a Bloomfield Police Department news release.

Henson resigned from the Bloomfield Police Department on April 17, a prior release stated.

Henson also was ordered to pay about $3,000 in restitution, court records state.

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