Former Cop Who Faked Abduction to be Freed

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - A former Decatur police sergeant convicted
of fleeing to Las Vegas with stolen drug money after faking his
abduction is expected to be released from federal prison this week.

Faron White, the 49-year-old former supervisor of the Decatur
Organized Crime Unit is completing his sentence at a prison in
Oakdale, La.

In January 2009, White staged a struggle at his office, then
flew to Las Vegas.

White pleaded guilty to a federal theft charge for stealing
$82,000 from his department over a three-year period.

A judge sentenced him on Sept. 22 to 16 months in prison. The
judge gave White credit for the eight months he spent in jail
awaiting court proceedings.

The Decatur Daily reports that White is expected to be released
on Friday.

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