Retired Cornwall police officer given conditional sentence

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CORNWALL – A now-retired Cornwall police officer has been given a conditional sentence and ordered to perform community service.

Constance “Connie” Troutman was sentenced earlier this month in a Cornwall court after she pled guilty to a single count of theft. She had been originally charged in March with fraud over $5,000 and obtaining a credit card by fraud.

Troutman will be on probation for three years and will have to perform 200 hours of community service within the next year-and-a-half.

Troutman had been on desk duty since July 2018 when the criminal investigation started and then was on personal leave in March 2019.

Cornwall Police Service Staff Sgt. Dan Maille, with the Professional Standards Section, said the 29-year veteran of the force won’t be subject to any Police Services Act discipline because she retired this summer.

“It would be a misconduct as a police officer, so being she’s not a police officer any longer, there’s nothing for us to enforce,” Maille told Cornwall Newswatch.