BPD officer accused of stealing cash from evidence, laundering it at casino

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BOSTON -- A Boston police officer is accused of stealing around $2,000 from the evidence room and laundering it at a local casino.

Joseph Nee, 44, has been a member of BPD since 1998 and had been assigned to the evidence management unit in Hyde Park.

The Attorney General alleges that in January, Nee stole the money from a file related to a closed bank robbery case in January of this year. The money was identified from traces of red dye from an anti-theft pack that discharged during the robbery.

The AG said Nee then took the money to Plainridge Park Casino and fed some of it into slot machines and redeemed it for cash that wasn’t marked with red dye.

“The behavior alleged in today’s indictment is inexcusable. I hold my officers to the highest standards and expect them to obey the law that they have taken an oath to uphold,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement.

Nee is charged with larceny of $250 and money laundering. He’s set to be arraigned later in the month. During the investigation he has been suspended without pay.

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