Retired Lansing Cop Charged with Embezzlement

By: Lori Dougovito Email
By: Lori Dougovito Email

Loren Glasscock was arraigned this morning on two counts of embezzlement. He faces up to five years in prison and/or fines up to $20,000 or three times the amount embezzled.

Investigators from the Ingham County Sheriff's Office and Michigan State Police say he stole and pawned 200 golf clubs and 15 complete sets of irons worth $51,000.

They began their investigation last April. They say Glasscock stole from Dick's Sporting Goods and Indian Hills Golf Course then pawned the items at Dicker and Deal in Lansing.

A special prosecutor assigned by the Michigan Attorney General's Office brought two charges of embezzlement against him Thursday.

Count 1: Embezzlement $1,000 or more but less than $20,000. Felony five years and/or $10,000 or three times the amount embezzled, whichever is greater.

Count 2: Embezzlement $200 or more but less than $1,000. Misdemeanor one year and/or $20,000 or three times the amount embezzled, whichever is greater.

Glasscock was released on a personal recognizance bond. He waived his preliminary hearing in District Court and is scheduled for a pretrial conference next month.


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  • by Jayne Location: Mason on Nov 11, 2007 at 10:46 AM
    If this former officer is guilty, I can’t imagine the sense of desperation that he must have felt to drive him to such acts. As a retiree from the police force, he must have given a good many years serving our community. He would know that eventually, criminals get caught. For him to take such risks, he probably had some horrendous problems. If he is prosecuted and found guilty of these allegations, I hope the courts act with leniency. I am not trying to minimize the seriousness of theft, but I would hate to see an early release of a violent offender in our over crowded prison system to make room for him. Also, when crimes involve someone in law enforcement, people often tend to look narrowly and harshly. Remember, folks, they are still human and subject to the same difficulties the rest of us face in life. Sometimes they, too, make mistakes.
  • by william Location: lansing on Oct 27, 2007 at 05:55 AM
    Loren, I grew up with you, at least in the same neighborhood, you came from a good family. What happened? Did all those years on the force make you think of getting away with something stupid such as this? Shame on you, I didn't think you had it in you
  • by HARLAN COOLEY Location: JACKSON on Oct 26, 2007 at 07:01 AM
    As a retired Police officer I still feel that when an officer from any department weather he is on duty,off duty retired and commits a crime he should pay with hard time in jail.
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