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UPDATE: Former CCSD police officer almost finished serving time for stealing

Posted at 3:36 PM, Mar 29, 2019

UPDATE AUG. 9: Robert Griffin, a former sergeant with Clark County School District police, is serving 30 days in jail after taking a plea deal after he was caught stealing from classrooms.

Robert Griffin is set be released next week. Griffin was caught on camera stealing cameras and tech equipment from West Career and Technical Academy.

A former school district police officer is facing possible prison time.

13 Investigates has new information about the cop charged with stealing from a school he was supposed to protect.

Sgt. Robert Griffin started patrolling CCSD schools in 2006 but it turns out he was abusing his access and authority. He's pleading to guilty to theft after being caught on camera stealing cameras and other tech equipment from West Career and Technical Academy. (See our original story here.)

Griffin's arrest report from December shows staff at West Tech reported missing items, prompting CCSD Police to look at security video. They saw one of their own known to many by his nickname, Griff.

In the video, he reportedly goes to the photography room at night, moves around with a flashlight, then goes across the hall to the computer lab. Video also showed him coming back during the day on a Saturday and leaving with items.

In court records filed last week, Griffin pleaded guilty to one charge of grand larceny. Three other charges were dropped from last year's case.

But the state also agreed to dismiss a new case filed just a few weeks ago which charged Griffin with 76 new counts of grand larceny and dealing in stolen property. Nearly all of those charges are felonies.

With the plea deal, Griffin faces 1 to 5 years in prison and must pay $43,473.02 to the school district in restitution.

Griffin may also have to pay up to $10,000 in fines according to the plea deal. His sentencing is scheduled for July 15.

In the meantime, we're looking for details about those 70 plus charges in the new case filed March 7Th.

Although that case will be dismissed as part of the plea deal, we want to follow up to see if and what other school property could be missing.

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