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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Former HB Detective Convicted of Stealing Money From Coworker’s Retirement Gift

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

Call it a thin blue crime or an alternative pension plan.

The Orange County district attorney’s office announced yesterday that former Huntington Beach police detective Mario Ricci pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor county of petty theft for stealing money from a coworker’s retirement gift. In the week between Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, 2o16, Ricci pocketed cash from an envelope at department headquarters that fellow officers left donations in for their outgoing colleague.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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