Former trooper gets plea deal in case of stolen GPS
ALBANY, N.Y. -- An Orange County man and former state trooper who was arrested for stealing a GPS from State Police and selling it to a fellow trooper has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.
Robert Kreppein, 47, of Walden pleaded guilty in Albany County Court to one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
According to the Albany County District Attorney's Office, in June 2008, when Kreppein was the Commander of the New York State Police Aviation Unit, he ordered a GPS through the State Police, which was paid for by State Police funds. In 2009, the DA said that Kreppein claimed the unit was his own and offered to sell it to another trooper who bought it for $1,600.
Kreppein was sentenced to pay $1,600 in restitution and received a conditional discharge for one year. He had been with the State Police for nearly 24 years.