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 (http://bit.ly/1K46p5x) 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, http://www.providencejournal.com