Patrolman Justin Thompson was terminated from the Jonesboro Police Department on Monday, September 25, 2017 after reviewing suspicious fuel purchases that appeared on the City of Jonesboro’s fleet fuel card. The fuel card was issued to Thompson for purchase of fuel for the patrol vehicle assigned to him. An investigation began and it was determined that Thompson had used the City’s fuel card to purchase fuel for his personally owned vehicle on several occasions. Justin Thompson has been employed as a Police Officer with Jonesboro since December 1, 2015.
Chief Rick Elliott holds his Officers to a high standard of honesty and integrity. “This violation of public trust is unacceptable. Criminal conduct will not be tolerated within The Jonesboro Police Department,” stated Chief Elliott
A personnel investigation was concluded which resulted with Thompson’s termination. A criminal investigation is still underway. Investigators are still collecting evidence to determine the cost of the stolen fuel. Once completed the criminal investigation will be forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office for criminal charges to be pursued.
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