A NYPD police sergeant who earned more than $100,000 last year is now suspended without pay after she was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from Macy’s.
Sgt. Eva Pena, 37, was arrested September 3 after she allegedly tried to walk out of a Yonkers, NY Macy’s without paying for $359 in clothing. Pena was off duty when she was arrested, NBC reports.
Court documents say surveillance cameras captured Pena going into a dressing room with several clothing items and then emerging without the items. Other footage showed Pena removing tags from a pair of Tommy Hilfiger pants, a sweater, a Guess lace dress and several other items — and then placing them in her purse, court documents say.
Pena was arrested by the Yonkers Police Department as she was trying to leave the store and was charged with petit larceny.
Pena was suspended without pay from her job as an NYPD sergeant.
The Yonkers Police Department had this to say about Pena’s arrest:
“She is accused of attempting to leave the store with approximately $359 of unpaid merchandise in her purse.”
Pena reportedly made $107,809 in total pay last year.