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Shoplifting cop: Trooper drops Governor Christie's name to avoid charges

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Shoplifting cop drops New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's name to get out of a criminal charge. New Jersey State Trooper William Carvounis, 35, was caught allegedly shoplifting at Cabela's in Reading, Pa. According to International Business Times on Feb. 4, he was charged with two counts of retail theft.

At the time of his arrest, Carvounis asked authorities to go easy on him because he works for Christie and he could lose his job.

The shoplifting cop works for Gov. Christie in his security detail. He is worried about losing his job due to the charges. The NJ State Trooper makes a great salary for $140,000 per year, which anyone would hate to lose. The officer allegedly stole gun accessories and a hat from the store on Jan. 8.

The Tilden Township Police Chief, William McEllroy, who was originally quoted with the name dropping accusation baked off the shoplifting cop when questioned about the incident later. He was more vague as to whether or not the Governor was mentioned by name or merely alluded to by the officer.

Carvounis' attorney said that the officer neither shoplifted nor said anything about his boss to get out of the charges.

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