A former New Jersey State Police trooper once assigned to then-Governor Chris Christie’s security detail has lost his appeal after being fired for shoplifting from a Pennsylvania Cabela’s.
In a decision handed down on Monday, the Superior Court of New Jersey upheld William Carvounis’ termination from state police for misconduct. Police said he bought about $200 in merchandise, but tried leaving the store with an additional $277.38 worth of items without paying. Carvounis was stopped as he tried to leave by Cabela’s employees and a Tilden Township police officer.
Carvounis initially denied the thefts, and then reportedly said he was part of the governor’s security detail and “he needed to purchase (the items) himself due to budgetary cutbacks…” Lehigh Valley Live