STATE – A New Jersey State Police trooper assigned as part of Gov. Chris Christie’s protection detail is facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania after he allegedly stole $267 in gun supplies and other items from a retailer, according to a New Jersey Watchdog report.
“[Trooper William A.] Carvounis said he was on the governor’s security detail,” Tilden Township Police Chief William J. McEllroy told New Jersey Watchdog. “He said he makes $140,000 a year, and he’s afraid of losing his job.”
“We don’t give preferential treatment when someone breaks the law,” McEllroy said.
The alleged shoplifting incident on Jan. 9 was recorded by store surveillance cameras, according to the report. Arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 10.
The charges against Carvounis are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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