Suffolk County Police Sergeant Arrested for Theft

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A Suffolk County police sergeant was arrested Tuesday for allegedly falsifying time sheets in order to steal more than $7,000 over a two-year period, prosecutors said.

Robert Kall was released without bail after being charged with felony counts of third-degree grand larceny, corrupting the government, falsifying business records, as well as a misdemeanor count of official misconduct.

“Robert Kall’s alleged actions constitute a serious violation of the trust instilled in him by the Suffolk County Police Department and the public he was tasked with protecting and serving.” Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini said. 

Prosecutors alleged that the 48-year-old Shoreham man falsified police records to indicate that he had worked full shifts when he had not on 12 separate dates between Feb. 3, 2016, and July 17, 2018. As a result, he allegedly received an additional 12 paid days off from work, valued at $7,429.24, to which he was not entitled.

Kall’s absence from work was established “by examining various records, including but not limited to, the cell site records for Kall’s cellular telephone; Kall’s access pass for usage at the Seventh Precinct building; and the Automatic Vehicle Locator … records of Kall’s vehicle,” investigators wrote in court documents.

Kall has worked for the department since 2000 and has been a sergeant since 2014. He is due back in court on June 4. He faces up to seven years in prison and a $14,858.48 fine, if convicted.

“Misconduct of any kind is taken seriously and will not be tolerated in this department,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart, noting that Kall was suspended without pay. “Residents should be assured that our officers are committed to their profession and Kall’s conduct is not reflective of the Department’s dedication to service.”