Frankfort police lieutenant arrested for theft

Randy Emery
Randy Emery

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – A Frankfort police officer is accused of stealing more than $140,000 from his part-time employer.

Lt. Randy Emery, 48, faces a preliminary charge of theft.

State police investigators said when he was off-duty, Emery would transport money in his squad car to the bank from the BP gas station owned by the Good Oil Company at I-65 and State Road 28.

Detectives state more than $147,000 dollars in cash was taken since last summer.

Frankfort city officials said because Emery is a city employee, the Board of Public Works and Safety will soon schedule an executive session.

State police said Emery was arrested at his home Tuesday afternoon. He is currently being held in the Clinton County Jail on a cash bond of $1,500.

According to court documents released Wednesday, Emery has entered a preliminary plea of not guilty. He has a trial date set for May 27. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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