Allegedly unpaid candies land police officer in court

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A police officer has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing candy bars and drinks at a Shell gas station in Susupe.

Koji Maurice N. Taisacan, 29, was summoned to appear before the Superior Court last Monday for an arraignment. He pleaded not guilty.

If found guilty, Taisacan faces a maximum sentence of one year and a $1,000 fine. His next hearing is on March 4 at 9am.

According to the allegation, Taisacan took candy bars and drinks having a value of less than $250 from a Shell gas station in Susupe without paying for the items on June 12, 2018. The gas station is owned by Delta Management.

Superior Court Presiding Judge Roberto Naraja appointed the Office of the Public Defender to represent Taisacan while acting chief prosecutor Heather Barcinas appeared for the government.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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