State Trooper Sentenced To Prison For Stealing From Dying Victim
A former state trooper who is accused of stealing money and jewelry from a dying crash victim was sentenced to prison Friday.
Aaron Huntsman was caught on his patrol car’s dash-cam stealing $3,700 and a gold necklace from John Scaleessee in September 2012 after Scaleessee crashed his motorcycle on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield. The money was later found in Huntsman’s patrol car.
Huntsman, who was a 19-year veteran police officer, was sentenced to five years in prison, but the term will be suspended after one year. He will also have three years of probation.
In 2012 he rejected a plea deal that would have put him in jail for one year.