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Former police chief who stole from stripper released from prison, gets home confinement


PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A Superior Court judge has agreed to allow a former police chief convicted of stealing from a stripper to serve the remainder of his six-month prison term on home confinement.

The Providence Journal reports ( former North Providence Police Chief John Whiting was released Tuesday and will be electronically monitored at an apartment in North Providence.

Whiting was accused of stealing more than $700 from an exotic dancer and then trying to persuade a Pawtucket police officer take the money to cover it up.

He was convicted of larceny and criminal solicitation in 2012.

Whiting began serving his six-month sentence in June after losing a state Supreme Court appeal. His lawyer previously sought his release on home-confinement due to medical and marital problems that were not introduced at his trial.

Information from: The Providence Journal,

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