Cincinnati police officer arrested on felony charges, department says

Cincinnati police officer arrested on felony charges, department says

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Police Department is investigating one of its own after she was arrested on Monday, according to Lt. Steve Saunders.

CPD Officer Cynthia Suiter, who worked in the Central Business District, was arrested for Theft in Office, a felony of the fourth degree, and Unauthorized Use of Property, a felony of the fifth degree, Saunders explained.

Suiter was in charge of lost property, according to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.

A Grand Jury determined Suiter used her position to assist in the theft offense from Jan. 4, 2015 until Sept. 7, 2020, according to court documents.

Suiter would take lost items turned into the police, the prosecutor’s office said.

The documents say the value of the stolen amount is between $1,000 and $7,500.

When Suiter moved out of her apartment, the new tenant found some of the stolen items she left behind, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Suiter has been suspended as the investigation continues, Lt. Saunders said.

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