Cop Watch

Monday, September 12, 2005

Ex-police official accused of stealing drug-bust cash

CALUMET CITY -- A former Calumet City deputy police chief was charged with stealing $26,000 in cash that had been seized from narcotics busts, prosecutors said Thursday.

Phillip Santefort, 35, of Calumet City was charged with theft and official misconduct for allegedly taking money he was supposed to deposit into a special bank account, Assistant Cook County State's Atty. John Carey said.